Basic EMS and Fire Training, Certificate of Achievement

The Basic EMS and Fire Training Certificate of Achievement provides the student with a basic understanding of the emergency medical and fire services careers. Coursework includes emergency medical technician instruction and an introduction to the basic fire academy.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate between what are and are not the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician.
  • Conduct a self-assessment determining ability to complete the physical and aptitude for the basic Firefighter I Academy.
  • Assess and apply emergency treatment procedures for medical, trauma, and environmental patients in the clinical setting.
  • Perform the skills and apply the concepts necessary to pass the National Registry test.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
EMMS 170AEmergency Medical Technician 1: Basic Training7
EMMS 170BEmergency Medical Technician 1: Basic Training Application2
FPTC 101Introduction to Firefighter Academy3
Total Units12

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
EMMS 170A Emergency Medical Technician 1: Basic Training 7
EMMS 170B Emergency Medical Technician 1: Basic Training Application 2
FPTC 101 Introduction to Firefighter Academy 3
 Total Units12

Ready to Work!MPC “Ready to Work” Career Education programs offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed for employment and job advancement.

All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

Additional resources are available through MPC’s Career & Transfer Resource Center (CTRC). The CTRC offers career resources, workshops, guidance and referrals. Visit the CTRC for support finding online career information and other resources to explore majors, occupations, and employment information.