Project Heartbeat currently has three classes scheduled between the Oakland and Sacramento Campuses. Once training is complete, students must complete three ambulance ride-a-long shifts towards the back end of the program. The entire EMT Training Program is 18 days. Due to national regulatory requirements, missing more than 1 day of instruction will result in a failing grade for the course.
Tuition costs include: textbook and e-book, uniform shirts, and equipment/ diagnostic tools (I.E. stethoscope, penlight, eye protection, safety-shears). Students are responsible for a background check, live scan, health insurance and additional uniform items (Black boots, Black EMS Belt, Navy EMS Pants).
$100 Application/Registration Fee (non refundable)
$350 Textbook (non refundable once course key has been activated)
$25 Lab Supplies and Fee’s (non refundable; non returnable)
$25 Uniform Tee Shirts (3 Tee Shirts non refundable. Boots, pants, and belt not included)
$2600 Total Charges
Paid to Project Heartbeat
Prerequisites are due before the first day of class. Applicants must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent
- Possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification card prior to the first day of class
- Have a current California Driver’s license
- Have current Immunization Records for:
- TB- Tuberculosis within 1 year
- Tetanus within 10 years
- MMR- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (childhood record OK)
- Varicella Immunity
- Hepatitis B- At least shot #1 in series
- Flu shot (October to March)
Physical considerations – EMT-B students must possess sufficient ability to: Lift at least 50 lbs unassisted, stand, carry and balance on uneven terrain. Stoop, kneel, climb, crouch and crawl as needed to reach patients and safely remove and transport. Carry and utilize emergency medical equipment appropriately. Communicate verbally to patients, physicians, nurses and co-workers. Hear, understand and react quickly to verbal instructions and patient needs. In addition, students must be able to travel to clinical and field sites as assigned and work varying shifts and hours as assigned.