LP Research Resources September 30, 2016

UEI Emergency Training Services

The Emergency Training Services program in Santa Cruz, California is conveniently located just off Hwy. 439. The instructors of the program are all trained physicians, paramedics, and nurses working in the EMS field as well as instructing. Some of the senior instructors have been with the program for more than 10 years.

Emergency Training Services is a well-established college, located in Central California, for more than three decades establishing a reputation for being one of the best in its area of expertise in the area. The college provides training for First responder, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.  The Training Services has been acquired by the International Education Corporation (IEC), a national education provider and parent company of UEI College.

Program Information

The Emergency Medical Technician certification courses are offered as a full-semester EMT program or a six week summer course.

After successfully completing UEI College’s Emergency Medical Technician program, students will be qualified to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’ exam to become officially certified . The County of Santa Cruz also requires all students to complete a background check prior to licensure.

The paramedic education program offers on a first come first serve basis. Students should register early for the program. The program begins every August and takes one year to complete. The total cost of the program is $13,600. This fee includes books, uniforms, insurance registration, and tuition.

Program Prerequisites

  • must have a valid driver’s license
  • have a high school diploma or the equivalent
  • must be 18 years of age
  • pass a physical examination
  • must pass a background check
  • must have current immunization records
  • must pass drug screening –  and stay drug free
  • must be EMT certified prior to entering paramedic program
  • may not have received a dishonorable military discharge
  • must have successfully completed math and English courses
  • must hold a current CPR card

Work as a full-time EMT for at least six months is required as well.

Application Process

New students are required to complete and application process by calling the school or contacting them online. Once the application information is received, an advisor will set up an admission interview. You will also have the opportunity to take a tour of the campus, if you desire to do so.

For the paramedic program application process, the prospective student must then register and pass both the EMT examination and the HOBET. Based on the scores the student receives, they will be contacted by mail for an oral interview. After the oral interview, students will receive notification if they have been accepted into the program.

Contact Information

UEI College – Santa Cruz Campus
3050 Paul Sweet Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95065

For more information contact Priscilla Leighton by phone at (831) 477-4914 or by email at pleighton@emergencytraining.com.