Emergency Medical Services Academy

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What is the EMS Academy?

The Emergency Medical Service Academy at the Santa Rosa Junior College Public Safety Training Center is a 16-week, 200 hour/8 unit academy. The course is designed to complement the training students receive in the EMT-B certificate course.


SRJC Emergency Medical Services Academy

When will it be offered?

Classes will be offered in Fall and Spring semesters each year.

What will I learn at the Academy?

The focus of the Academy is training students in practical skills needed to become a successful EMT-B. Students will participate in physical fitness training that emulates the exact criteria used by a large private ambulance provider. The physical training will be conducted  throughout the 16 weeks in preparation for the Physical Abilities Test for ambulance providers. Students will also receive 30 hours of training in Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC), utilizing the driving simulator, skid car, and controlled speed activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on training in equipment usages, patient moving and lifting, documentation, scenario practice, customer service and medical-legal issues. At the conclusion of the Academy, students will participate in mock interviews conducted by job recruiters from local public and private agencies.

SRJC Emergency Medical Care Academy

Do I need any special qualifications?

The Academy is open to students concurrently enrolled in EMT-B (EMC 103) or anyone that has completed the EMT-B program. Students must possess a valid driver's license and be at least 18 years of age. They must also possess a valid CPR (Health Care Provider or equivalent) card.

What are the days and times it meets?

The Academy will meet 12 hrs. per week (Wednesday 8-5 and Friday 1-5). This allows a student to take both EMT-B and the EMS Academy during the same week and finish both in one semester.

How will the EMS Academy benefit me?

It has been determined that students doing both the EMT-B course and the Academy:


1. Perform better in the EMT class.


2. Are ready to go to work upon completion of the program, as an entry level EMT.


3. Possess a solid foundation that creates a better base for paramedic training.


Local agencies/providers have expressed a desire to hire an applicant who is better prepared than those students currently exiting EMT-B training programs. Santa Rosa Junior College EMC Advisory Committee members representing local industry have said possessing a certificate of completion from the EMS Academy will definitely make a job applicant more desirable in the job market.

SRJC Emergency Medical Services Academy - PT

How much does the EMS Academy cost?

The approximate costs are as follows:

Concurrent Enrollment

EMT-B and EMC Academy

Course Fees: $123

Enrollment Fees (13 units): $598 
Parking pass: $60 
Student Health Fees: $18
Student Representation Fee: $1 
Uniforms and Text: $450 
Total: $1,853

EMT B Course Enrollment Only

EMC 103

Course Fees: $29 
Enrollment Fees (5 units): $230 
Parking pass: $60 
Student Health Fees: $18 
Student Representation Fee: $1 
Uniforms and Text: $450 
Total: $783

EMS Academy Enrollment only

EMC 105

Course Fees: $94 
Enrollment Fees (8 units): $368
Parking pass: $60 
Student Health Fees: $18 
Student Representation Fee: $1 
Uniforms and Text: $450 or less 
Total: $931**

**Graduates of EMC 103 in previous quarter should contact the department regarding using previously purchased uniform and text.

How do I enroll?

The EMS Academy is an open enrollment course for any student who meets the prerequisites for the course.

More information can be obtained on the EMS Academy by contacting Tristan Frazier at (707) 836-2921 or TFrazier@santarosa.edu

What do I need prior to the class?

Medical Clearance (download PDF)

DMV Drivers History (Online)

Uniform Requirements (download PDF)


US Dept of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: EMT's and Paramedics

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Coastal Valleys EMSA

California EMSA