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“At BATA, it’s our job to train you to be your best out in the field, as a student it’s your job to be your best.”

Emergency Medical Technician Academy

Bay Area Training Academy offers vocational training for a certificate course in Emergency Medical Technician-Basic through an intensive three, five or eight week course. This course focuses on a combination of hands on skills based scenarios as well as traditional academic curriculum intended to fulfill State and National requirements for becoming a certified EMT. BATA offers comprehensive course work that is designed to fulfill the minimum state requirement for Emergency Medical Technician training. It is the goal of BATA to prepare the EMT students for successful testing for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examination and beyond.

The EMT Academy will be divided into the following course sections:

  • A minimum of 160 hours of didactic instructions and skills laboratory

  • A minimum of 24 hours of supervised clinical experience in an acute care setting

  • All instructions comply with local, state and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National EMS Education Standards (DOT HS 811 0771, January 2009).

Student Life

At BATA we pride ourselves in providing the most up to date information that is relevant to student understanding. Student textbooks come with an online component to assist the student in studying for exams and understanding concepts. These concepts are further explained through lectures and then demonstrated through skills-based scenarios. We structure our classes this way in order to cater to all different types of student learning styles.

Text Book (Hard Copy and Online access included in the EMT Academy cost)

Emergency Care of the Sick and Injured, 12th Edition, Andrew M. Pollak, MD, FAAOS. Jones and Bartlett Learning

Course Curriculum 

  1. EMS Systems

  2. Workforce Safety and Wellness

  3. Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues

  4. Communications and Documentation

  5. Medical Terminology

  6. The Human Body

  7. Life Span Development

  8. Lifting and Moving Patients

  9. The Team Approach to Health Care

  10. Patient Assessment

  11. Airway Management

  12. Principles of Pharmacology

  13. Shock

  14. BLS Resuscitation

  15. Medical Overview

  16. Respiratory Emergencies

  17. Cardiovascular Emergencies

  18. Neurologic Emergencies

  19. Gastrointestinal and Urologic Emergencies

  20. Endocrine and Hematologic Emergencies

  21. Allergy and Anaphylaxis

  22. Toxicology

  23. Behavioral Health Emergencies

  24. Gynecologic Emergencies

  25. Trauma Overview

  26. Bleeding

  27. Soft-Tissue Injuries

  28. Face and Neck Injuries

  29. Head and Spine Injuries

  30. Chest Injuries

  31. Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries

  32. Orthopaedic Injuries

  33. Environmental Emergencies

  34. Obstetrics and Neonatal Care

  35. Pediatric Emergencies

  36. Geriatric Emergencies

  37. Patients With Special Challenges

  38. Transport Operations

  39. Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue

  40. Incident Management

  41. Terrorism Response and Disaster Management

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Exam

Individuals applying for EMT certification must meet the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of the BATA EMT course. Candidates must have completed the course within the past two years and the course Program Director must verify successful course completion on the Registry website

  2. Have a current CPR-BLS for “Healthcare Provider” or equivalent credential

  3. Successful completion of the National Registry cognitive (knowledge) exam and a state approved psychomotor (skills) exam

Psychomotor (Skills) Exam (included in the EMT Academy cost)

Psychomotor (Skills) Exams are provided by Bay Area Training Academy in the EMT course. All students are required to pass the skills test in order to obtain the EMT certification. 

Cognitive (knowledge) Exam (Not included in the EMT Academy cost)

All students are required to take the cognitive exam on a computer at an authorized NREMT Pearson VUE testing center. The cognitive exam consists only of multiple-choice items. The exam items are written by members of the EMS community, including educators, providers and medical directors. Each exam has questions that count toward your score and questions that do not. Your exam will have between 70–120 questions. Ten  of those questions do not affect your score. 

For more information please visit: "EMT CANDIDATE HANDBOOK"

Free EMT Training Sponsorship for Veterans

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Swords to Plowshares Employment & Training program can cover the cost of short-term  training for eligible veterans to boost their skill set to find a new job.

To apply, contact Swords to Plowshares via information below and be sure to mention you are applying for the EMT Certification Course through Bay Area Training Academy.
(510) 844-7500

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