Emergency Medical Technician


Christina Tafoya, Dean, Career and Technical Education
Gail Warner, Director, Fire Technology

Full Time Faculty

Robert Morris, EMT-P  805-384-8188       

  Part Time Faculty                  

Robert Morris

Karen Beatty RN

Brad Ditto RN

Stephanie Huhn RN

Luiz Manzano EMT-P

Mark Petersen EMT-P

Dana Sullivan EMT-P

Prerequisites for the EMT Program: CPR Certification; American Heart Association (AHA) "Healthcare Provider" or Red Cross "Professional Rescuer'. Online courses and other CPR courses are not accepted.     


The Oxnard College EMT program is affiliated with the Fire Technology program. Successful completion of EMT classes is a requirement of most fire fighter certificates and/or degrees. These classes are held at the Ventura County Training Center which is located near the Camarillo Airport in the proximity of the Pleasant Valley and Las Posas Roads intersection. For complete program information, be sure to visit our Fire Technology homepage in this website.

The Fire Technology program offers an  8-unit EMT course for new students, 10 hours lecture/lab weekly,  and

1.5 unit EMT refresher courses for students seeking to be re-certified. 

FT R169 This course prepares students with the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care with an ambulance service or other specialized service at the Basic Life Support (BLS) level. This course is approved by the Ventura County Emergency Medical Services Agency and the California State Department of Emergency Services. Upon successful completion of the course and skills testing, the student will be eligible to sit for the written EMT-B certifying examination administered by the County of Ventura Emergency Medical Services. The student, upon successfully completing the skills examination (included in the course) and the certifying examination (not included in the course), will be eligible for EMT-B National Registry Certification. A non-credit 24 hour clinical component is required and in addition to the classroom time. Materials fee is required.  Field trips may be required.

PLEASE NOTE:  Effective January 1, 2015, Authorizations to Test (ATT) for National EMS Certification will be valid for 90 days from the date of issuance, provided all other requirements for National EMS Certification are met. Candidates who do not complete their cognitive examination prior to the expiration date will be required to complete a new application, including payment of the application fee. No refunds will be issued for expired Authorizations to Test. Please refer to the updated NREMT policy on the NREMT website for additional information. https://www.nremt.org/nremt/downloads/RefundPolicyATTReceived.pdf


  • Demonstrate safe procedures for lifting, moving, and handling patients in order to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury.
  • Demonstrate appropriate emergency medical care based on the assessment findings of an ill or injured patient as outline in the National Registry skill sheets.
  • Recognize the need for cardio-pulmonary resucitation (CPR) and demonstrate professional level technique in performing both one and two person CPR.


FT R069 The refresher EMT recertification course provides students with knowledge regarding updated practices and emerging technology in the EMT field and in areas of emergency pre-hospital care. EMT and CPR must be current.

For additional questions regarding reciprocity, recertification, Ventura Co requirements, etc.

Ventura Co EMS Agency

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