Emergency Medical Technology (CCL)

Program Information

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Emergency Medical Technology program includes techniques of emergency care, stabilization, and immobilization of victims of illness and injury. Recognition and documentation of signs and symptoms of illness and injury, intervention, and evaluation of the intervention, techniques for assessment, administration of oxygen, use of specific immobilization devices, and preparation for transportation are other areas of the program. This program is a prerequisite to other emergency response programs.

Program Notes

This program is not currently eligible for federal financial aid.

You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

In order to enroll in EMT104 and EMT104AB GCC students must meet the following prerequisite requirements:

1.  Be at least 18 years of age at the time of registration (or have EMT Department approval) AND
2.  Have a current Healthcare Provider level CPR card* or enroll in EMT101 section starting prior to the start date for EMT104 class AND 
3.  Have ONE of the following to demonstrate reading readiness (unofficial copies of ACT, SAT, or PSAT scores accepted):

•  Associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution OR
•  Test “Exempt” on the Accuplacer reading test OR
•  Minimum score of 21 on ACT English OR
•  Minimum score of 530 on SAT Verbal OR
•  Minimum SAT critical reading score of 530 OR
•  Minimum PSAT critical reading score of 48 

Students who do not meet these prerequisite requirements may request special permission to enroll in the course. To do so, have a current score of the ACCUPLACER reading assessment test on file (ACCUPLACER can be taken at no charge at GCC's Testing Center) and submit completed copy of Advisement packet page 4 to Dr. Chris Coughlin in the EMT Department.  For additional information, email chris.coughlin@gccaz.edu

*List of accepted CPR cards included in the EMT Advisement packet.


Name: SID:
Advisor: Catalog Year:


Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 9-13 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Students choosing to meet the reading requirement for this CCL (see below) by taking CRE101 will need to complete ENG101 (3) first.
This would require an additional semester or summer session in the student`s academic plan.   The CRE111 option does not require the ENG101 prerequisite; however, it is not currently offered at GCC and would need to be taken at another MCCCD college.

CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

CRE111 Critical Reading for Business and Industry OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0-3 credits)

EMT 101 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Basic Cardiac Life Support OR

Current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer OR

Permission of Program Director (0-0.5 credits)

EMT 104 Emergency Medical Technology OR

FSC104 Emergency Medical Technology


EMT 104AB Applied Practical Studies for Emergency Medical Technology

(Required with EMT104 at GCC as a corequisite)

EMT 104 Emergency Medical Technology OR

FSC104 Emergency Medical Technology

(This 9 credit option is available at other MCCCD colleges but not at GCC.  EMT104AB is a corequisite at GCC)


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