Interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician but not sure where to start…you are in the right place.

Commonly known as EMT, this is a credentialed healthcare provider who is typically a first responder. They provide care in a variety of settings which include ambulances, Fire Departments, law enforcement departments, rescue squads, in-hospital staff, and much more.

EMT clinicians are the backbone of the emergency medical system (EMS). They provide care when seconds count to those who need it the most. EMTs function in the basic life support setting where they provide care in a variety of emergencies. EMTs perform CPR, administer Narcan, splint a broken extremity, monitor vital signs, assess the injured, engage in emergency driving, and much more.

Yes, a Paramedic functions in the advanced life support (ALS) setting. Paramedic school is longer than EMT school. If your goal is to be a Paramedic, your first step is becoming an EMT.

American Health Education has been providing EMT education in the Bay Area for over 20 years. Through our tried-and-true training program, you can be on your way to becoming an EMT in just a matter of weeks. We have a variety of academic schedules to fit your needs, including weekend and accelerated weekday programs.

Now is an exciting time to pursue an EMS career. Currently, many agencies across the state of California are hiring like never before. They need good candidates just like you. Take a look for yourself at

Ok I’m ready. How can I become an EMT:

Step 1: Attend our webinar where we tell you all about our program and schedule, answer questions about becoming an EMT and the steps to enroll in a course, and discuss the exciting career opportunities that await you!

Step 2: Get your American Heart Association BLS card. The state of California requires that all EMT students obtain Basic Life Support- BLS (CPR) prior to attending the first day of EMT training. We offer the one-day BLS class here.

Step 3: Take the two-day Anatomy and Physiology for the EMT. Optional but highly recommended. Through this course you will gain a basic understanding of human anatomy. The course will prepare you to become an EMT by teaching you the basics of medical terminology and the human body. If you are new to biology and have no healthcare experience, we highly encourage you to take this course.

Step 4: Gather your documentation:

  1. Be 18 years old – ID required.
  1. Send us your high school diploma, GED, or college transcripts.
  1. Send us your AHA BLS/CPR Card.
  1. Send in proof of medical coverage and your current vaccinations.


Our standard office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.