Orange County EMT was established in 2009 by local Firefighter Paramedics who had a vision of creating a training program that surpassed all others by providing the highest level of training while ensuring the greatest level of course completion rates, licensure rates, and job placement rates. 

With over 8,000 graduates we are proud to say that we continue to meet this vision and are the only private program in Orange County that is Nationally Accredited as an Educational Institution. 



“To provide the highest level of Emergency Medical Training and Education to persons seeking employment, career development, and or, personal development in the Pre-Hospital setting, by exceeding National Standards and staying at the forefront of EMS Education.”

Program credentials


Offering a full-time six –month program.  The program consists of the following components:  Didactic, Skills Labs, Clinical Internships, Field Experience & Capstone Field Internship.

Learn More

EMT Program

Offering Full Time, Evening, & Part-Time programs for easy scheduling. Orange County EMT’s Emergency Medical Technician-1 Program has been approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Post Secondary

Learn More


Offering full time ACLS, PALS, Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider, ECG Interpretation and Pharmacology, Airway Management.

Learn More

courses enrolling

EMT Refresher Course

Course Dates:  January 6, 2023 – January 8, 2023

Course Hours:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9am – 5pm

Paramedic Prep Course

Course Dates:  November 15, 2022 – December 15, 2022

Course Hours:  Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am – 5pm

EMT Weekday Course

Orientation Date:  Thursday, January 5, 2023, 9am

Course Dates:  January 9, 2023 – March 9, 2023

Course Hours:  Mondays and Wednesdays 9am – 1pm, Thursdays 9am – 3pm

EMT Nights and Weekends Course

Orientation Date:  January 5, 2023, 5pm

Course Dates:  January 10, 2023 – Saturday, March 11, 2023

Course Hours:  Tuesdays & Thursdays 5pm – 9pm, Saturdays 9am – 3pm

Paramedic Program Outcomes

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 97%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%.  Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’.  Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

The most recent retention rate was 80.5%.

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

OCEMT Corp located at 26489 Rancho Parkway South, Lake Forest, CA 92630 is applying for reaffirmation of accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.  Persons wishing to make comments should write to the Executive Director of the Commission, Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350.  Persons making comments must provide their names and mailing address.