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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

At Bay Area Training Academy (BATA), we are committed to providing vocational training for aspiring Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) through our intensive three, five, or eight-week courses. Our program offers a well-rounded approach that combines hands-on skills-based scenarios with a comprehensive academic curriculum, ensuring students meet State and National requirements to become certified EMTs.

Our course is specifically designed to fulfill the minimum state requirement for EMT training, equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary for their future careers. Our ultimate goal is to prepare our EMT students for success in the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examination and beyond.

Join us at BATA, and let us help you embark on a rewarding journey towards becoming a skilled and confident EMT. We look forward to supporting you every step of the way!

The EMT Academy will be structured into the following course sections to ensure a comprehensive learning experience:

  1. Didactic Instructions and Skills Laboratory: You will receive a minimum of 160 hours of theoretical classroom instruction and practical skills training. This combination of hands-on training and academic knowledge will equip you with the necessary foundation to excel as an Emergency Medical Technician.

  2. Supervised Clinical Experience: As part of your training, you will gain a minimum of 24 hours of supervised clinical experience in an acute care setting. This hands-on experience will allow you to apply your skills in real-life scenarios, enhancing your confidence and proficiency as an EMT.


Rest assured that all our instructions align with the local, state, and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National EMS Education Standards (DOT HS 811 0771, January 2009). This ensures that you receive education that meets the highest standards of excellence in emergency medical services.


Our EMT Academy is dedicated to providing you with top-tier training, equipping you to meet the challenges of the field and excel in your future EMT career. Get ready to embark on a fulfilling journey with us!

Below are the links directing you to the Emergency Medical Technician instructional guidelines and the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards. Please take a moment to review these resources to become familiar with the content:

Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines: Click here

National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards: Click here 


By reviewing these materials, you will gain valuable insights into the requirements and expectations of the Emergency Medical Technician program. Familiarizing yourself with these guidelines will prepare you for a successful and rewarding journey in the field of emergency medical services. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our team. We are here to support you throughout your EMT training.


Student Life

At BATA, we take great pride in offering the most current and relevant information to enhance student understanding. Our student textbooks are accompanied by an interactive online component, designed to aid students in studying for exams and grasping key concepts effectively.

To ensure a comprehensive learning experience, we employ a multifaceted approach. Concepts covered in lectures are further reinforced through practical, skills-based scenarios. This hands-on training allows students to apply their knowledge in real-world situations, fostering a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

Our classes are thoughtfully structured to accommodate various learning styles. Whether you learn best through visual, auditory, or hands-on methods, our dynamic teaching methods cater to each individual's unique preferences.

At BATA, we are committed to empowering our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel as Emergency Medical Technicians. Join us, and let us support you in your journey towards a successful and fulfilling career in the field of emergency medicine.

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

Required Clinical Rotations and Ride-Alongs for EMT Students 

Completion Requirements:

  • You must complete 10 patient contacts and 24 hours of clinical rotations.

  • Both requirements are mandatory to fulfill your EMT training program.


  • All clinical shifts will be scheduled outside class time by Bay Area Training Academy (BATA).

HIPAA Compliance:

  • All patient interactions are protected by HIPAA.

  • Any breaches of confidentiality will be taken seriously and may have severe consequences.

Exam Eligibility:

  • You cannot take the National Registry exam until all clinical rotations are completed.

Approved Contacts:

  • All patient contacts must be done through a BATA-contracted company and organized by BATA.

  • Any ride-along scheduled outside of the Academy will not count toward your required patient contacts or hours.

Facial Hair Requirements:

  • Students must comply with facial hair policies to ensure proper fit of personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Facial hair must not interfere with the seal of masks or respirators used during clinical shifts and ride-alongs.

  • For more information, please visit: CDC NIOSH Blog on Facial Hair and PPE


Understanding these points will help you successfully complete your clinical rotations and meet the necessary requirements for your EMT certification.


National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Exam

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is a US certification agency covering

prehospital medical providers.


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. 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 as part of the EMT course. All students are required to pass the skills test to obtain EMT certification.

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

Students are required to take the cognitive exam on a computer at an authorized NREMT Pearson VUE testing center. The cognitive exam consists of multiple-choice items written by members of the EMS community, including educators, providers, and medical directors. Your exam will have between 70–120 questions, with ten of those questions not affecting your score.

For more detailed information, please refer to the "EMT CANDIDATE HANDBOOK"

We aim to ensure our EMT candidates are well-prepared and equipped to meet the requirements for certification. If you have any further questions or need assistance, do not hesitate to contact our team. We look forward to guiding you towards a successful EMT certification journey!

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