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Interested In Pursuing A Career in the Medical Field?

The OUSD Linked Learning Office and Merritt College are thrilled to announce the 2017-18 EMR/EMT program!

EMT certification and work experience are required for those seeking Paramedic training, and many doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers started their careers as EMTs.


EMR/EMT Training Includes…

  • Hands-on experience and knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical trauma, communicable diseases, medical terminology, and patient assessment.

  • Skills labs using real-life scenarios in communicating with fire and police department responders and going on ride-alongs.

  • After completion of the program a Certificate of Program Completion is issued by Merritt College and students will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).


Program Details

  • The program starts in the Fall 2017 semester with a 17-week class, Emergency Medical Technician 230.

  • The class will take place at Oakland High School in room NB-206 on Wednesdays, 3:20-6:20 p.m. Class starts on August 23rd.

  • All students enrolled in the EMR/EMT courses should be at least 17 years old at the start of the course and meet all eligibility requirements.  

  • After the Fall, students will have the option to take a 17-week Spring 2018 class, Emergency Medical Technician 211. The entire course sequence takes 9 months to complete.

Application Process
  • Click here for more important program information 
  • Click here for the application required to apply for the EMT program. 
The application deadline is Friday, May 12th. The application process is competitive; limited spots will be shared between a number of high schools.
Here's more information about becoming an EMT in CA!