Attention Bear EMT Students!

At this time, the National Registry of EMTs is not allowing provisional licensing to graduates with solely lecture training.

This means we can no longer offer the option of opting out of the didactic skills. We can offer to you our 10 week B class where lectures are done Virtually through zoom and Skills sessions are held on Sundays at Santa Cruz

  • 10-week B Summer: starts June 22nd- August 29th
  • Tuesday & Thursday virtual lecture- 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • Sunday in-person skills- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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The EMT Course has three components:

  1. Didactic/Lab (165 Hours): technical, theory and practical hands-on education
  2. Clinical (24 Hours): field training (ambulance, emergency room and high fidelity simulation)
  3. Testing (Includes Didactic Hours): quizzes, tests, midterm, and final exam (theory and skills)

Through lectures, interactive presentations, psychomotor training, and simulations, EMT students build the knowledge and skills to care for patients.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry (NREMT) Exam required prior to applying for State EMT certification.

Course Details
DURATION
10 weeks

Uniform Requirements

  • EMT Patch – You will receive this on the 1st day of class
  • EMS Shirt – Navy Blue Short-Sleeve Button Up
  • Undershirt – Navy Blue
  • EMS Pants – Navy Blue
  • EMS Boots – Black
  • Black Belt
  • 7.5 Trauma Shears
  • Stethoscope
  • Blood Pressure Cuff
  • Pen Light
  • Wrist Watch (with a second hand)

Equipment Requirements 

  • 7.5 Trauma Shears
  • Stethoscope
  • Blood Pressure Cuff
  • Pen Light
  • Wristwatch (with a second hand)
Leila K.
ACLS

Outstanding all the way around! Just took ACLS and BLS recert with Aki and was completely overjoyed to find a place to do ACLS without crying during the mega-code. Ok a slight exaggeration, but at Heart Share in San Jose, my instructor failed two providers and by the time I stepped up to bat, I was tachy, diaphoretic, and panicked.

Yes, I made it through, but why wouldn’t you want to laugh, enjoy, learn, and practice without all that stress and truly learn what you are doing. If this sounds good to you, then take your classes with ERT, they rock!!

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Kim A.
ACLS

Went to Emergency Response Training for ACLS recertification on a friends recommendation.  I was not disappointed.  Alex is a great instructor.  He’s both a paramedic and ICU/ER nurse so you get the dual  benefit of his field and hospital experience.

The class size is small, great for someone like me who’s a real bonehead when it comes to ACLS.  The classroom is clean and new.  There is plenty of equipment available to practice with.  I really liked the way the megacode scenarios were run, well organized and non threatening.  Free coffee and snacks, a total bonus.

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Chelsea W.
Registered Nurse

After 17 years of being an RN and going through recerts for BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP, I can honestly say that Defib has been THE best place to LEARN.  I actually feel like I have learned more from taking classes for PALS and NRP here than all the other places combined.  

Their no-nonsense, realistic approach to these certifications along with the expertise and EXPERIENCE to back up their teaching really brought it home for me.  I will definitely return again and again and I proudly wear my “Keep Calm and Push the Epi” shirt they gave me!

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ACLS
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Registered Nurse
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