EMT StudentsEMT Program PatchThe EMT-53, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course follows California state mandated curriculum.  The classroom setting and clinical rotations provide opportunities to gain proficiency in the theoretical knowledge and in the application of basic life support skills required to function as an EMT.  Upon completion of course requirements, students earn a Course Completion Certificate, a requirement for EMT certification through the California Emergency Medical Services Agency.  Students interested in national certification will need a clear Live Scan background check and be 18 years of age or older.


Institutional Student Learning Outcomes 

In accordance with its mission of ensuring that all students shall have equal access to a quality education and the opportunity to pursue and achieve their goals.  It is also the college’s responsibility to ensure that students who graduate with an AA or AS degree should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

Communication Skills 

Students will demonstrate reading comprehension and expository writing skills at a college level. 

Information Skills 

Students will define information needs, access information efficiently and effectively, evaluates information critically, and use information ethically. 

Critical Thinking/Problem solving 

Students will use quantitative and logical reasoning to analyze information, evaluate ideas, and solve problems.

Global Awareness 

Students will demonstrate knowledge of global interdependence; others’ values, cultures, and beliefs; and the ability to describe one’s own cultural heritage. 

Aesthetic Appreciation 

Students will critically reflect upon works of visual and performing arts in a diverse cultural context.

Personal Growth and Responsibility

(a) Students will select lifestyle choices that promote physical and mental well-being.
(b) Students will demonstrate the importance of being an informed, ethical, and active citizen in their community and the world.


Nursing and Allied Health 2018-2019 Student Handbook

Nursing and Allied Health 2018-2019 Policy and Procedure Manual

Who To Contact

  • Matthew McElhenie, MPA, BS, EMT-P
    Director/ Faculty
    Phone: 831-770-6156
    Building: B - Student Services
    Office: B221
    B - Student Services
  • Iris Medina, MBA
    Coordinator, Salinas Valley Health Professions Pathway Partnership
    Phone: 831-770-6152
    Building: Hartnell College Main Campus
    Office: N-10
    411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901
  • Belinda Saechao-Jimmeye, MPH
    Program Assistant II
    Phone: 831-770-6148
    Building: B - Student Services
    Office: B217
    B - Student Services
  • Catalina Gonzalez
    Administrative Assistant I
    Phone: 831-770-6146
    Building: B - Student Services
    Office: B223
    B - Student Services