LP Research Resources January 23, 2018

Skyline College EMT Interview with Tim Moyer

Interview with Emergency Medical Technician Tim Moyer,
graduate of the EMT program at Skyline College, San Bruno, California.
Tim discusses what EMT training courses involve; (though always subject to college curriculum changes);
what he liked best; his advice to others considering a career in the EMS field.

The Skyline College EMT education program offers students the necessary courses for certification at the level of EMT-basic. The college is a 2 year public college and is located just eleven miles outside of San Francisco.

The Skyline EMT training courses include;  EMT-B course (EMC 410) the first phase of training for an EMS career. The course covers all techniques of emergency medical care presently within the scope of practice of the EMT-B. The EMT-B course prepares the student to render basic life support at the scene of a medical emergency and during transport to a medical facility. This curriculum includes both didactic and clinical skill experiences. The EMS courses of study include anatomy and physiology, and provide high excellence for education in the ability and science of pre-hospital advanced life support care.  Courses are held on alternating days, depending upon the course; Monday through Friday.

Upon successful completion of the EMT-B course, students will be awarded an EMT-B Course Completion Certificate. This certificate allows students to apply for EMT-B Certification. EMT-B Certification is required for employment with an ambulance company and for entrance into the Fire Service or paramedic training school.

Once certification is awarded, students are eligible to take the California state exam for state certification. Graduates will find work with ambulance services, search and rescue, law enforcement and fire departments.

Contact Information

Skyline College
3300 College Dr., San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone Number: (650) 738-4100

EMT Course Contact

Judith Crawford (Instructor)   crawfordj@smccd.edu   (650) 738-4284