Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course Catalog

MISSION STATEMENT

“To provide the highest level of Emergency Medical Training and Education to persons seeking Employment, Career Development, or Personal Development in the PreHospital setting, by exceeding National Standards and staying at the forefront of EMS Education.”

VISION STATEMENT

“Through Commitment, Dedication, and Perseverance, we will become a nationally recognized Emergency Medical Training Program that specializes in all EMS certifications at the State and National levels, while always maintaining excellence within our program.”

Training Center
26489 Rancho Parkway South
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: (949) 421-3958,
Website: www.ocemt.edu
Email: courseinfo@ocemt.edu

Program Director
Corey Gremel: Chief Administrative Officer
Anaheim Fire and Rescue: Captain/Paramedic
Phone: (714) 717-4927
Email: cgremel@ocemt.edu

Clinical Coordinator
Andrew Kilian: Chief Operating Officer
Anaheim Fire and Rescue: Engineer/Paramedic/ Hazardous Materials Specialist
Phone: (949) 291-3887
Email: akilian@ocemt.edu

Medical Director
Wendy Ruggeri: Medical Doctor
Email: wruggeri@ocemt.edu

Administrative Assistant
Lynn Barr
Phone: (949) 421-3958
Email: lbarr@ocemt.edu

Lead Instructor
Bryan Carter: Lead/Master Instructor
Newport Beach Fire Department: Firefighter/Paramedic
Email: bcarter@ocemt.edu

Assistant Instructor
Peter Trapani: Assistant Instructor
Orange County Fire Authority: Firefighter/Paramedic
Email: ptrapani@ocemt.edu

Assistant Instructor
Lauren Lee: Assistant Instructor
Newport Beach Fire Department: EMS Educator
llee@ocemt.edu

Assistant Instructor
Marco Cendejas: Assistant Instructor
Lynch Ambulance Service: Paramedic
mcendejas@ocemt.edu

Assistant Instructor
Eric Gafner: Assistant Instructor
Retired – Orange County Fire Authority: Firefighter/Paramedic
egafner@ocemt.edu

Assistant Instructor
Paul Guns: Assistant Instructor
Retired – Orange County Fire Authority: Firefighter/Paramedic
pguns@ocemt.edu

Assistant Instructor
Bob Schneider
Retired – Orange County Fire Authority: Firefighter/Paramedic
bschneider@ocemt.edu

Assistant Instructor
Richard Gilmartin
Cal Fire Riverside County Fire Department: Firefighter/Paramedic
rgilmartin@ocemt.edu

Nationally Accredited Educational Institution
Council on Occupational Education (COE)
7840 Roswell Road, Building, Suite 325
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
Phone: (800) 396-3790
Website: www.council.org 

Bureau for Private Post Secondary Education
2535 Capital Oaks Drive, Suite 400
West Sacramento, CA 95798
Phone: (888) 370- 7589
Website: www.bppe.ca.gov

State of California Continuing Education Provider
California Emergency Medical Services
Continuing Education Provider Number: 30-0111
10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Phone: (916) 322-4336
Website: www.emsa.ca.gov/

County of Orange License to Operate
Orange County Emergency Medical Services
405 W. Fifth Street, Suite 301A
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 834-3500
Website: www.healthdisasteroc.org/ems/

County of Los Angeles License to Operate
Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services
10100 Pioneer Blvd, Suite 200
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: (562) 347-1500
Website: www.dhs.lacounty.gov

Bureau For Private Post-Secondary Education
Approval means the institution has been approved to operate and that approval means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009.

CoAEMSP: Letter Of Review
The Orange County EMT Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To Contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
www.coaemsp.org

 

Clinical Internship Sites

University of California Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)
1201 West La Veta
Orange, CA 92868

West Anaheim Medical Center (Prime Healthcare)
3033 West Orange Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804

Orange County Global
1001 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705

 

Field Internship Sites

Anaheim Fire Department
201 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805

Compton Fire Department
205 S Willowbrook Ave
Compton, CA 90220

Huntington Beach Fire Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Newport Beach Fire Department
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Orange City Fire Department
176 South Grand St.
Orange, CA 92866

Orange County Fire Authority
1 Fire Authority Drive
Irvine, CA 92602

Riverside City Fire Department
3401 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92501

Riverside County Fire Department
16902 Bundy Ave
Riverside, CA 92518

Bureau For Private Post-Secondary Education
Approval means the institution has been approved to operate and that approval means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009.

“Orange County EMT’s Emergency Medical Technician-1 Program has been approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary. This is a privately owned and operated training program.” “As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the school’s performance fact sheet, which must be provided to you prior signing an enrollment agreement.”

Course Description
Courses consist of an 8-week accelerated format totaling 212 hours of course material in Emergency
Medical Technician Basic. The Courses are specifically designed to prepare the student for a career as a professional Emergency Healthcare Provider in the pre-hospital setting. This course material is drawn from the current National Education Standards Curriculum. This program places a strong emphasis on academic achievement within the specified curriculum as well as a solid understanding of the importance of teamwork.

Key objectives of understanding:

Course Details
During this course the student will receive hours of classroom lecture. The EMT Course is broken down into the following 4 methods of instruction:

1. Lecture Based Via PowerPoint with Audio-visual aids to maximize student retention.

2. Testing:Unit and Final Exams

3. Group practice and inter-active study groups for skills requirements.This will reinforce the importance of teamwork to reach a common goal.

4. Individual testing stations for students to demonstrate proficiency on manipulative skills.

Clinical and Field Observations

1. 12-hour Ambulance Ride-Along/Field Observation
2. 12-hour Hospital Paramedic Receiving Center (PRC) Observation

Schedule of Total Charges
The course fee is $1,400 dollars, which covers the entire period of attendance and is equivalent to the
entire educational program.

Description
Orange County EMT is offering Emergency Medical Technician-1. A course completion certificate shall be issued that meets the strict criteria of California EMS, Orange County EMS and is drawn from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Upon successful completion from our 212-hour course students with an 70% score and higher on the final exam will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam. We do not offer licensure or a degree for this course.

When the student has completed this program, he/she will possess: Orange County EMT Emergency Medical Technician Course Completion Certificate.

Admissions Requirements
Orange County EMT strives to remain consistent with the high standards of the National Standard
Curriculum and the State of California; therefore, we have elected to accept the Department of Transportation requirements for program prerequisites of CPR for Healthcare Provider. Below is an Excerpt from the National Standard Curriculum:

“Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) — To meet the time requirements of this revised EMT-Basic
Curriculum, CPR should be a prerequisite. Basic life support is an essential component of any EMS
educational experience and this class should be successfully completed prior to entering the EMT-Basic program. This may be accomplished by various alternatives:

– Assure that the EMT-Basic candidates have a current card prior to entering the program.

– Offer one or several programs of CPR prior to the start of EMT-Basic program.

– Set a time prior to the beginning of the EMT-Basic program and require all

– Students seeking to enter that program to participate or test out.

– Note: Although CPR is a prerequisite, it should be routinely practiced and integrated throughout the entire instruction of the EMT-Basic. Skill stations should be created to reinforce knowledge and skills.

Orange County EMT will be offering a 6-hour CPR for Healthcare Provider course tentatively scheduled for the second-class meeting prior to commencing formal EMT instruction. Cost for the class is $50.00. OCEMT has a goal of producing the highest quality candidate. In our profession, one must be a lawabiding citizen and have the desire to help those in need. We, as Healthcare Providers, are obligated to act with professionalism and maturity at all times. We have elected to hold our students accountable to these standards prior to entering the workforce. We believe that instilling these principles from the beginning will only help to build them for success. 

Specified Requirements for Admission
All EMT Candidates must meet the following requirements for admission per California Bureau for Private Secondary Education as well as OCEMS:

1. Must show proof of High School Graduations such as H.S. Diploma or High School transcript verifying graduation, G.E.D, or ATB

2. Have a current CPR for Healthcare Provider certification (Course provided the second day of class) – $50.00

3. No criminal background

4. 18 years of age by National Registry Exam Appointment

Admissions Minimum Requirements
The refund policy for the return of unearned institutional charges for students who have completed 60% or less of the education program shall be a pro-rated refund. See refund policy.

OCEMT does not have an articulation agreement with other institutions and all students must meet the listed admission requirements, including ability-to-benefit students

All students enrolling must speak English proficiently enough to have graduated from High School or to have achieved a GED. There will be no English services provided to those students who are not fluent in English; this course is instructed in ENGLISH ONLY.

Course Completion Requirements for Achievement

1. Be able to perform a patient assessment in need of medical care.

2. Clearly recognize a medical condition and traumatic injury.

3. The ability to have a concise treatment plan for anyone who is need of medical care.

4. Strong understanding of the Scope of Practice of the EMT-1.

Regular attendance with no more than 3 class sessions of unexcused absence. Orange County EMT fully understands that catastrophic and unexpected events do occur in family and life. It is to provide our students with the best chance for successfully completing our program that we must adhere to the attendance hours.

1. Complete 24 hours of Clinical/Field Observation.

2. Achieve at 70% or above on the Final Exam. There will be no Make-Ups for the Final.

3. Passing all 8 skills stations after successfully completing the final with an 70% or above.

A) There will be an opportunity for one re-test on any skill that is not completed with a passing score

Course Points

1. Final Exam – 200 Question multiple choice

2. Exams (6) – 75 Question multiple choice – The average of these exams is an accurate marker of how students will perform on the Final Exam

3. Clinical Experience – 12-hour PRC observation Pass/Fail.

4. Clinical Ride-Along – 12-hour ride-along Pass/Fail.

5. Attendance – No more than 10 hours missed – will greatly affect one’s ability to be successful.

6. Practical Skills Exam – Pass/Fail

Course Grading Scale
Class total= 200 points
A = 180-200 Points = 90%-100%
B = 160-179 Points = 80%-89%
C = 140-159 Points = 70%-79%
D = 120-139 Points = 60%-69%
F = 0-119 Points = 0%-59%

It should be noted that any student pursuing National Registry Exam, must score 70% or above on the final exam and pass all “pass/fail” requirements.

The EMT Code of Ethics

1. The Emergency Medical Technician provides services based on human need, with respect for human dignity, unrestricted by consideration of nationality, race creed, color, or status.

2. The Emergency Medical Technician does not use professional knowledge and skills in any enterprise detrimental to the public well-being.

3. The Emergency Medical Technician respects and holds in confidence all information of a confidential nature obtained in the course of professional work unless required by law to divulge such information.

4. The Emergency Medical Technician shall maintain professional competence and demonstrate concern for the competence of other members of the Emergency Medical Services health care team.

5. An Emergency Medical Technician assumes responsibility in defining and upholding standards of professional practice and education.

6. The Emergency Medical Technician assumes responsibility for individual professional actions and judgment, both in dependent and independent emergency functions, and knows and upholds the laws, which affect the practice of the Emergency Medical Technician.

7. An Emergency Medical Technician has the responsibility to be aware of and participate in matters of legislation affecting the Emergency Medical Service System.

8. The Emergency Medical Technician, or groups of Emergency Medical Technicians, who advertise professional service, do so in conformity with the dignity of the profession.

9. The Emergency Medical Technician has an obligation to protect the public by not delegating to a person less qualified, any service that requires the professional competence of an Emergency-Medical Technician.

10. The Emergency Medical Technician will work harmoniously with and sustain confidence in Emergency Medical Technician associates, the nurses, the physicians, and other members of the Emergency Medical Services health care team.

11. The Emergency Medical Technician refuses to participate in unethical procedures and assumes the responsibility to expose incompetence or unethical conduct of others to the appropriate authority in a proper and professional manner. 

Libraries and Other Learning Resources
For the purpose of instructional education for Emergency Medical Technician-1, Orange County EMT has listed all needed equipment and/or learning resources necessary to be successful for completion of our program. The following resources are mandatory for each student to have prior to the first day of didactic instruction. These items must be purchased by the student prior to start of class:

Required Course Material
Students are required to purchase the following textbook prior to the start of class.

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured 11th Edition – to purchase click on the book below.

Other Required Material

1. FISDAP EMT Assessment Package – $94 Purchased at Orientation
2. Laptop, iPad or Smart phone for online access

Library Resources
OCEMT has medical related resources found in a bookshelf within its classroom. Resources include, but are not limited to:

1. Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 11th Edition

2. Medical Dictionary

3. American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Student Manual (CPR)

4. Anatomy and Pathophysiology reference material

5. California State EMS Skills Sheets

Websites and Other Resources

1. These websites may be used at the student’s leisure to offer further insight and possibly as resource for employment opportunities that lay ahead once course has been completed

2. National Standard Curriculum Course Outline: www.nhtsa.dot.gov

3. National Registry EMT: www.nremt.org/

4. Perfect Firefighter Candidate: www.firecareers.com

5. California EMS Agency: www.emsa.ca.gov/

6. Orange County EMS Agency: www.ochealthinfo.com

The EMT-1 training material is drawn directly from The National Standard Curriculum New Education Standards. Brady Publications is an excellent resource to reflect this curriculum specifically. Each and every student has the ability to be successful in this course if he/she follows lesson plans and puts forth the effort to learn the material. 

SCHOOL POLICIES

“Notice concerning transferability of credits and credentials earned at our institution.”

The transferability of credits you earn at Orange County EMT, is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the Course Completion Certificate you earn thru OCEMT is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the Course Completion Certificate(s) that you earn at this institution is/are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your course work at the institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending OCEMT’s EMT-1 Training Program to determine if your Course Completion Certificate will transfer.

Title IV
It should be noted that Orange County EMT does not participate in Federal or State Financial Aid Programs.

Placement Services
At this time, we do not offer Job Placement Services to candidates that have passed this program successfully. Orange County EMT has established well-respected professional relationships with many employers throughout Orange County. It is our desire to eventually become a recruiting platform for employment within these organizations.

Housing
Orange County EMT does not offer housing and does not have dormitory facilities. The average monthly rent for an apartment in the area is $2,000.00 and $3,200.00 for a residential home.

VISA
Orange County EMT does not admit students from other countries. It is not the responsibility of OCEMT to check immigration status of our prospective students. A Department of Justice Background check will be performed for the EMT wishing to become licensed in Orange County in the near future. All instruction and audio/visual aids will be delivered in the English Language.

Experiential Credit
Orange County EMT does not award credit earned from another training institution and/or college or university. The 212 Hour Emergency Medical Technician-1 Program is an intense and challenging course that will have specifics taught that are Orange County CA specific. Any previous education in Health Science or Emergency Medicine will be beneficial to the student, however, will not count as credit earned for this course.

Financial Aid
Orange County EMT does not provide financial aid programs in any way. All costs that are associated with enrollment into our program shall be between the student and their financial institution.

Loans
Any student obtaining a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund, and that, if the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the money’s not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.

Bankruptcy
OCEMT Corp. is financially solvent and has not filed for bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, filed a petition within the preceding five years, or has had a petitions in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et seq.)

Distance Education
Orange County EMT does not provide distance education.

Dismissal Policy
Failure to abide by all local and federal laws will be grounds for immediate dismissal from the program. Furthermore, all Rules of conduct found under “Program Code of Conduct” shall be followed with strict adherence. Any student found cheating, under the influence of any intoxicant, displaying violent or threatening behavior, will be dropped from the course. Any student dropped from the course for the reasons above will be refunded according to the refund policy. Failure to meet objectives stated in course achievement criteria will result in dismissal from this program. Also, any unlawful, unethical, or act seen as dishonest outside the guidelines set forth by the State of California EMS Authority or Orange County EMS may result in program expulsion.

Student Probation Policy
Any student who receives an 70% on the average of the first three block exams will be placed on academic probation throughout the duration of the course. Probation consists of a signed document signed by both OCEMT and the student, which states the student has achieved a sub-standard exam score and may be in danger of not passing the final with an 70% without a corrective action.

Student Attendance Policy
Students must make every attempt to be at all class sessions. If a student is unable to attend because of other obligations, a maximum of 3 class sessions will be excused.

Leave of Absence Policy
Any student who is absent for more than 3 class sessions without contacting OCEMT will be dropped from the class or will be placed on a Leave of Absence per our discretion. If placed on a Leave of Absence the student will have the option to enroll in the next course available to them.

Student Withdrawal Procedure
Any student dropping the course must do so in writing by completing a Course Withdrawal form. The form can be accessed on our website under “Student Access” or by requesting one through the Administrative Secretary.

Dismissal Policy
Failure to abide by all local and federal laws will be grounds for immediate dismissal from the program. Furthermore, all Rules of conduct found under “Program Code of Conduct” shall be followed with strict adherence. Any student found cheating, under the influence of any intoxicant, displaying violent or threatening behavior, will be dropped from the course. Any student dropped from the course for the reasons above will be refunded according to the refund policy. Failure to meet objectives stated in course achievement criteria will result in dismissal from this program. Also, any unlawful, unethical, or act seen as dishonest outside the guidelines set forth by the State of California EMS Authority or Orange County EMS may result in program expulsion.

Complaint Procedure
“A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with Bureau of Private Post secondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589, or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s Internet Web site.

Refund Policy
Orange County EMT has established a fair and equitable refund policy for the refund of tuition, fees, and other institutional charges in the event a course is cancelled, a student does not enter the course in which they enrolled, or does not complete the period of enrollment for which the student has been charged.

Procedure

1. Notify Administration of your intention to drop Course through email, writing, phone, or in person.

2. Administration will confirm your request to drop has been received.

3. The date of confirmation will start the Refund period.

4. Refund amounts will be issued per the Criteria listed below.

5. Refunds will be issued through credit card or by check to the address listed at the time of enrollment.

Refunds

1. Refunds, when due, must be made without requiring a request from the student.

2. Refunds, when due, shall be made within 45 days:

A) of the last day of attendance if written notification of withdrawal has been provided to Orange County EMT by the student
B) from the date Orange County EMT terminates the student or determines withdrawal by the student.

3. Retention of tuition and fees collected in advance for a student who does not commence class shall not exceed $250.

Refunds for Classes Canceled by Orange County EMT
If tuition and fees are collected in advance of the start date of a program and the institution cancels the class, 100% of the tuition and fees collected must be refunded. The refund shall be made within 45 days of the planned start date.

Mandatory Cancellation, Withdrawal, and Refund Policies
An institution that does not participate in the federal student financial aid programs shall do all of the following:

1. The institution shall advise each student that a notice of cancellation shall be in writing, and that a withdrawal may be effectuated by the student’s written notice or by the student’s conduct, including, but not necessarily limited to, a student’s lack of attendance.

2. Institutions shall refund 100 percent of the amount paid for institutional charges, less a reasonable deposit or application fee not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250), if notice of cancellation is made through attendance at the first-class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.

3. The bureau may adopt by regulation a different method of calculation for instruction delivered by other means, including, but not necessarily limited to, distance education.

4. The institution shall have a refund policy for the return of unearned institutional charges if the student cancels an enrollment agreement or withdraws during a period of attendance. The refund policy for students who have completed 60 percent or less of the period of attendance shall be a pro rata refund.

5. The institution shall pay or credit refunds within 45 days of a student’s cancellation or withdrawal.

Refunds for Students Enrolled Prior to Visiting the Institution
Students who have not visited the school facility prior to enrollment will have the opportunity to withdraw without penalty within three days following either attendance at a regularly scheduled orientation or following a tour of the facilities and inspection of the equipment.

Refund Policy
The refund policy for students who have completed 60 percent or less of the period of attendance shall be a pro rata refund. Refunds will be issued based off of $1,400.00 tuition minus the non-refundable $250.00 Registration Fee and an additional $100.00 used to purchase student uniforms and stethoscope.

Maximum Amount to be refunded: $1,050.00

1. Refunds will be issued up to 60% of Program Completion: 127 hours

2. 24 hours will be added to the student’s cumulative hours at the time they exit the Program for Clinical and Field Observations. Completed Hours + Clinical Hours = Total Hours

3. The difference between Total Hours and 60% of the Program will be refunded at $4.95.00 hourly

4. Students who have not paid tuition in full will be charged $4.95 an hour for all hours attended until the exit point of the Program

Student Grievance Procedure
If you feel that your rights have been violated follow the procedure below:

A) Informal Process- Notify instructor and or Administrative Faculty
If Unresolved, File a formal complaint

B) Formal Process- Send a written complaint to the Chief Administrative Officer
If Unresolved, Formal Process continues

C) Investigation: OCEMT will investigate the grievance & will respond within 2 weeks of filing
If Unresolved, file an appeal within 5 days of decision

D) Send a written appeal to OCEMT Board of Trustees through the Program Director: A decision will be given to the student within 30 days of receiving the written complaint
If Unresolved, send a written complaint to the BPPE

“Any questions a student may have regarding this course catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the Institution may be directed to the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.”

Questions

“Any questions a student may have regarding this course catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the Institution may be directed to the Bureau of Private Post secondary Education.”

Bureau of Private Post secondary Education
2535 Capital Oaks Drive, Suite 400
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Toll Free (888) 370-7589
Fax (916) 263-1896
www.bppe.ca.gov

Required Student Records

1. Orange County EMT shall maintain records of the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of each student who is enrolled in an educational program within this institution.

2. Orange County EMT shall maintain, for each student granted a degree or certificate by this institution, permanent records of all of the following

A) The EMT-1 course completion certificate granted and the date on which that degree or certificate was granted.
B) The courses and units on which the certificate or degree was based.
C) The grades earned by the student in each of those courses.

3. Orange County EMT shall maintain, for a period of not less than five years, at its principal place of business in this state, complete and accurate records of all of the following information

A) The educational programs offered by this institution and the curriculum for each.
B) The names and addresses of the members of this institution’s faculty and records of the educational qualifications of each member of the faculty
C) Any other records required to be maintained by this chapter, including, but not limited to, records maintained pursuant to Article 16

The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.

2. The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.

3. The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.

4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or the Division within 30-days before the school  closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30-days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.

5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.

Course Objectives

Clinical Objectives
Present a neat, well-groomed appearance.
1. Dress according to the clinical guidelines, name tag visible.
2. Demonstrate dependability by reporting for duty on time and stay the full allotted scheduled time.
(10/12hrs)
3. Notify the EMT instructor when ill or unable to attend scheduled clinical assignment.
4. Demonstrate cooperation and willingness to learn.

Ambulance Ride-Along
1. Identify the location and purpose of the standard equipment found on a BLS Ambulance Unit.
2. Complete the BLS Ambulance Unit Checklist
3. Lift gurney in and out of the BLS Ambulance Unit with instruction and help from the ambulance personnel

Objectives Related to Performance
1. Perform a primary survey and treat patients.
2. Perform a secondary survey, record findings and give care.
3. Assist with patient care on the scene, at the discretion of ambulance personnel.
4. Monitor patient’s vital signs and status during transportation.
5. Take and record a minimum of two (10) patient assessments and histories, using the form provided.

Objectives Related to Observation
1. The student observes and is prepared to discuss the following:
2. Reassurance of family members at the scene.
3. Extrication of trapped persons.
4. Patient care during transportation, including monitoring of intravenous therapy.
5. Communication between the ambulance and hospital, including written and verbal reports.

Objectives Related to End of Assignment
1. Have Student Performance Documentation form completed by ambulance personnel.
2. Complete Student Performance & Observation Log on Training Plan.
3. Inform the ambulance personnel when leaving.
Clinical Objectives: Emergency Department
4. Present a neat, well-groomed appearance.
5. Dress according to the clinical guidelines, name tag visible.
6. Demonstrate dependability by reporting for duty on time and stay the full allotted schedule.
7. Notify the EMT instructor when ill or unable to attend scheduled clinical assignment.
8. Demonstrate cooperation and willingness to learn.

Objectives Related to Performance
1. Measure and record temperatures, pulses, respirations and blood pressures.
2. Measure and record apical pulses.
3. Take and record a minimum of two (10) patient assessments.
4. Move, lift and transport patients to other units with supervision.
5. Identify the location and purpose of oxygen and suction equipment.
6. Identify the location of supplies, linen, medical equipment, etc.
7. Complete the Emergency Room Checklist.

Objectives Related to Observation
1. The student observes and is prepared to discuss the following:
2. The patient evaluation, including the physical exam and history recording.
3. The care given in emergency situations, including airway management, breathing assistance, oxygen therapy, control of bleeding, combating shock, care of the emotionally disturbed, pediatric patients and patients with medical problems.
4. Care of wounds and aseptic techniques.
5. Application of slings, elastic bandages, basic bandages and pressure bandages.
6. Methods of suctioning, including oral, oral pharyngeal, endotracheal and tracheal.
7. Monitoring of Intravenous Therapy

Objectives Related to End of Assignment
1. Have Student Performance Documentation form completed by emergency room personnel.
2. Complete Student Performance & Observation Log on Training Plan.
3. Inform emergency room personnel when leaving.

Instructor Qualifications

Corey Gremel: Program Director

– Fire Captain/ Paramedic – Anaheim Fire Department
– Bachelor of Science Degree – San Diego State University
– Associates of Science Degree – Santa Ana College
– Long Beach State University – Vocational Education Teaching Credential
– Coastline Regional Occupational Program – First Responder Instructor
– Advanced Cardiac Life Support
– Pediatric Advanced Life Support
– BLS For Healthcare Provider

Andrew Kilian: Clinical Coordinator

– Fire Engineer/Paramedic – Anaheim Fire Department
– Coastline Regional Occupational Program – Vocational Education Teaching Credential
– California State Fire Marshal – Instructor 1A,
– Advanced Cardiac Life Support
– Pediatric Advanced Life Support
– BLS For Healthcare Provider

Instructors maintain licensure as California State Paramedics through 48 hours of Continuing Education every 2 years. Each instructor shall maintain their knowledge by completing continuing education courses in his or her subject or other courses related to teaching

Orange County Emergency Medical Training and Education is not required to provide direct placement services, however OCEMT does track and record placement of all successful graduates that have gained employment in the healthcare industry. Many students utilize their EMT license as a vehicle to further their EMS education and experiential credit for employment. Emergency Medical Technician is a certification that leads to many Healthcare Provider careers. Many of our prospective students are actively pursuing the following careers paths:

Emergency Medical Technician – Ambulance Attendant
Emergency Medical Technician – ER Tech
Medical Doctor
Physician’s Assistant
Registered Nurse
Paramedic
Firefighter
Firefighter Cadet
Fire Explorer
And many more healthcare occupations

OCEMT had successfully assisted in placing 180 students into a full/Part time positions and or into furthering their academic pursuits in the health care profession. This data must meet the benchmarks for accreditation under Council of Occupational Education. Ultimately it is each student’s responsibility for their own future and employment opportunities.

Course Details

Course Title: Emergency Medical Technician
Job Title: Emergency Medical Technician Basic
Prerequisite: A) Must have BLS For Healthcare Provider Card
                        B) Must be 18 years of age at time of Registry Exam Appointment
                        C) Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent
Required Text: Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Eleventh Edition

Course Description
This 212 Hour Emergency Medical Technician-1 course is 10 weeks in duration and is specifically designed to prepare the student for a career as a professional Emergency Healthcare Provider in the prehospital setting. This course material is drawn from the new National Education Standards Curriculum. This program places a strong emphasis on academic achievement within the specified curriculum as well as a solid understanding of the importance of teamwork. Key objectives of understanding:

1. Critical thinking skills
2. Clinical knowledge and application for treatment of the sick and injured
3. Common sense approach to solve problems
4. Safety of others and ourselves
5. Ethics and Integrity

During this course the student will receive 188 hours of classroom lecture. The EMT-1 Course is broken down into 4 methods of instruction:

1. Lecture Based Via PowerPoint with Audio-visual aids to maximize student retention.
2. Written Exam for quizzes and final.
3. Group practice and inter-active study groups for skills requirements. This will reinforce the importance of teamwork to reach a common goal.
4. Individual testing stations for students to demonstrate proficiency on manipulative skills.

Each Student will also be required to complete the Clinical Experience portion of this course to receive a passing grade. All 24 hours must be completed prior to receiving a Course Completion Certificate. There are 2 parts to the Clinical Experience:

1. 12-hour Ambulance Ride-Along/Field Observation
2. 12-hour Hospital Paramedic Receiving Center (PRC) Observation

Course Grading Scale
A= 180-200 Points = 90%-100%
B= 160-179 Points = 80%-89%
C= 140-159 Points = 70%-79%
D= 120-139 Points = 60%-69%
F= 0-119 Points = 0%-59%
Total Points: 200

Breakdown of Points

A) Final Exam- 200 Question multiple choice worth 200 points.
B) Block Exams (6)- 75 Question multiple choice. The average of these exams is an accurate marker of how students will perform on the final
C) Clinical and Field Observation- Pass/Fail.
D) NREMT Skills: Pass/Fail

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
1. EMS systems
2. History of EMS
3. Roles/Responsibilities/professionalism of EMS personnel
4. Quality improvement
5. Patient Safety

Chapter 2: Workforce Safety and Wellness
1. Standard Safety precautions
2. Personal protective equipment
3. Stress Management
4. Prevention of response-related injuries
5. Prevention of work-related injuries
6. Lifting and Moving patients
7. Disease transmission
8. Wellness principles

Chapter 3: Medical/Legal and Ethics
1. Consent/refusal of care
2. Confidentiality
3. Advanced directives
4. Tort and criminal actions
5. Evidence preservation
6. Statutory responsibilities
7. Mandatory reporting
8. Ethical principles/moral obligations
9. End-of-life issues

Chapter 4: Communications and Documentation
1. Therapeutic Communication
2. EMS System Communication
3. Documentation

Chapter 5: Medical Terminology
1. Explain the purpose of medical terminology
2. Identify the four components that comprise a medical term
3. Describe the following directional terms: anterior, posterior, right, left, superior, inferior, proximal, distal, medial, lateral, superficial and deep
4. Describe the prone, supine, Fowler, and semi-Fowler positions of the body
5. Breakdown the meaning of a medical term based on the components of the term
6. Identify error-prone medical abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols
7. Interpret selected medical abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols

Chapter 6: The Human Body
1. Preparatory
2. Anatomy and Physiology
3. Pathophysiology

Chapter 7: Life Span Development
1. Know the terms used to designate the following stages of life: infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, school-age children, adolescents, early adults, middle adults, and older adults
2. Describe the major physical and psychosocial characteristics of an infant’s life
3. Describe the major physical and psychosocial characteristics of a toddler’s life
4. Describe the major physical and psychosocial characteristics of a school-age child’s life
5. Describe the major physical and psychosocial characteristics of an adolescent’s life
6. Describe the major physical and psychosocial characteristics of an early adult’s life
7. Describe the major physical and psychosocial characteristics of a middle adult’s life
8. Describe the major physical and psychosocial characteristics of an older adult’s life

Chapter 8: Lifting and Moving Patients
1. Explain the need and use of the most common patient-moving equipment, the stretcher and backboard
2. Explain the technical skills and general considerations required of EMTs during patient packaging and patient handling
3. Define the term body mechanics
4. Discuss how following proper patient lifting and moving techniques can help prevent work-related injuries
5. Identify how to avoid common mistakes when lifting and carrying a patient
6. Explain guidelines and safety considerations for the use of medical restraints

Chapter 9: Patient Assessment
1. Scene Size-up
2. Primary Assessment
3. History Taking
4. Secondary Assessment
5. Monitoring Devices
6. Reassessment

Chapter 10: Patient Management
1. Airway Management
2. Respiration
3. Artificial Ventilation
4. Pathophysiology

Chapter 11: Principles of Pharmacology
1. Pharmacology
2. Principles of Pharmacology
3. Medication Administration
4. Emergency Medication

Chapter 12: Shock
1. Describe the pathophysiology of shock
2. Identify the causes of shock
3. Differentiate among the various types of shock
4. Describe the signs and symptoms of chock including compensated and decompensated
5. Discuss key components of patient assessment for chock
6. Describe the steps to follow in the emergency care of the patient with various types of shock

Chapter 13: BLS Resuscitation
1. Explain the elements of basic life support, how it differs from advanced life support and why BLS must be applied rapidly
2. Explain the goals of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and when it should be performed on a patient
3. Discuss the importance of frequent CPR training for EMT’s as well and public education programs that teach compression only CPR

Chapter 14: Medical Overview
1. Differentiate between medical emergencies and trauma emergencies
2. Name the various categories of common medical emergencies
3. Describe the evaluation of the nature of illness
4. Discuss the assessment of a patient with a medical emergency
5. Explain the importance of transport time and destination selection for a medical patient
6. Define infectious disease and communicable disease

Chapter 15: Respiratory Emergencies
1. List the structures and functions of the upper and lower airways, lungs, and accessory structures of the respiratory system
2. Explain the physiology of respiration
3. Describe different respiratory conditions that cause dyspnea
4. List the characteristics of infectious disease

Chapter 16: Cardiovascular Emergencies
1. Discuss the basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
2. Explain the assessment for patients with cardiovascular problems
3. Define cardiac arrest
4. Describe the emergency medical care for the patient with cardiac arrest

Chapter 17: Neurologic Emergencies
1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the functions of the brain and spinal cord
2. List the general signs and symptoms of stroke and how those symptoms manifest
3. Describe how the different stages of a seizure are characterized
4. Define altered mental status

Chapter 18: Gastrointestinal and Urologic Emergencies
1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal, genital and urinary systems
2. Describe pathologic conditions of the gastrointestinal, genital and urinary systems
3. Identify the signs and symptoms, and common causes, of an acute abdomen

Chapter 19: Endocrine and Hematologic Emergencies
1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system and its main function in the body
2. Define the terms diabetes, mellitus, hyperglycemia, and hypoglycemia
3. Discuss the composition and function of blood
4. Describe two types of blood clotting disorders, and the risk factors, characteristics and management of each

Chapter 20: Immunologic Emergencies
1. Define the terms allergic reaction and anaphylactic
2. List the five categories of stimuli that could cause an allergic reaction or an extreme allergic reaction

Chapter 21: Toxicology
1. Define toxicology, poison, toxin, and overdose
2. Identify the common signs and symptoms of poisoning or toxic exposure
3. Describe how poisons and toxins can enter the body
4. Describe the assessment and treatment of a patient with a suspected poisoning or toxic exposure

Chapter 22: Psychiatric Emergencies
1. Discuss the myths and realities concerning psychiatric emergencies
2. Discuss general factors that can cause altercation in a patient’s behavior
3. Define a behavioral crisis
4. Explain special consideration for assessing and managing a behavioral crisis or psychiatric emergency

Chapter 23: Gynecologic Emergencies
1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system, include the developmental
changes that occur during puberty and menopause
2. List three common examples of gynecologic emergencies; include the causes, risk factors, assessment findings, and patient management considerations

Chapter 24: Trauma Overview
1. Define the terms mechanism of injury MOI, blunt trauma, and penetrating trauma
2. Explain the major components of trauma patient assessment; include considerations related to whether the method of injury was significant or nonsignificant
3. Explain a general overview of multisystem trauma patient management

Chapter 25: Bleeding
1. Describe the general structure of the circulatory system and function of its parts, including the heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries
2. Explain the significance of bleeding caused by blunt force trauma, including the importance of perfusion
3. Discuss hypovolemic shock as a result of bleeding, including the signs of shock
4. Identify the signs and symptoms of internal bleeding

Chapter 26: Soft Tissue Injuries
1. Describe the anatomy of the skin; include the layers of the skin
2. Know the major functions of the skin
3. Name the three types of soft-tissue injuries
4. Explain patient assessment of closed and open injuries

Chapter 27: Face and neck Injuries
1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the head, face and neck
2. Describe the factors that may cause the obstruction of the upper airway following a facial injury
3. Discuss the different types of facial injuries and patient care considerations related to each one
4. Explain emergency medical care of a patient with soft tissue wounds of the face and neck

Chapter 28: Head and Spine Injuries
1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system
2. Explain the function of the somatic and autonomic nervous systems
3. Define traumatic brain injury

Chapter 29: Chest Injuries
1. Explain the mechanics of ventilation in relation to chest injuries
2. Describe the difference between an open and closed chest injury

Chapter 30: Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries
1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the abdomen; include an explanation of abdominal all quadrants and boundaries and the difference between hollow and solid organs.
2. Describe some special considerations related to the care of pediatric patients and geriatric patients who have experienced abdominal trauma.

Chapter 31: Orthopedic Injuries
1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system
2. Name the four mechanisms of injury
3. Describe the different types of musculoskeletal injuries, including fractures, dislocations, amputations, sprains, and strains

Chapter 32: Environmental Emergencies
1. Identify the four factors that affect how a person deals with exposure to a cold or hot environment
2. Describe the four general stages of hypothermia
3. Describe local cold injuries and their underlying causes
4. Describe the three emergencies that are caused by heat exposure, including their risk factors, signs, and symptoms

Chapter 33: Obstetrics and neonatal Care
1. Identify the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system.
2. Explain the normal changes that occur in the body during pregnancy
3. Discuss the need to consider two patients – the woman and the unborn fetus – when treating a pregnant trauma patient

Chapter 34: Pediatric Emergencies
1. Explain some of the challenges inherent in providing emergency care to pediatric patients and why effective communication with both the patient and his or her family members is critical to a successful outcome
2. Discuss the physical and cognitive developmental stages of an infant, including health risks, signs that may indicate illness, and patient assessment

Chapter 35: Geriatric Emergencies
1. Define the term geriatrics
2. Recognize some of the special aspects of the lives of older people
3. Describe the common complaints and the leading causes of death in older people
4. Discuss the effect of aging on behavioral emergencies

Chapter 36: Patients with Special Challenges
1. Give examples of patients with special challenges EMT’s may encounter during a medical emergency.
2. Explain the special patient care considerations required when providing emergency medical care to patients with intellectual disabilities.

Chapter 37: Transport Operations
1. List the nine phases of an ambulance call; include examples of key tasks EMTs perform during each phase
2. List the minimum dispatch information required by EMTs
3. Discuss the specific considerations required to ensure scene safety; include personal safety, patient safety, and traffic control

Chapter 38: Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue
1. Explain the responsibilities of an EMT in patient rescue and vehicle extrication
2. Discuss how to ensure safety at the scene of a rescue incident, including scene size-up and the selection for the proper personal protective equipment and additional necessary gear
3. Discuss the terms extrication and entrapment

Chapter 39: Incident Management
1. Describe the purpose of the National incident Management System and its major components and its organizational structure
2. Explain the role of the EMS response within the ICS

Chapter 40: Terrorism Response and Disaster Management
1. Define international terrorism and domestic terrorism include examples of incidents that have been caused by each one
2. Name four differently types of goals that commonly motivate terrorist groups to carry out terrorist attacks.
3. List three categories of biologic agents, their routes of exposure, effects on the patient, and patient care

Chapter 41: The Team Approach to Healthcare
1. Define a continuum of care
2. List the five essential elements of a group
3. Explain the advantages of a team over a group; include the advantages of regularly training and practicing together
4. List the five essential elements of a team

2019 Orange County EMT Enrollment Agreement
Course Location: 26489 Rancho Parkway South, Lake Forest, CA 92630


I,

__ , am enrolling in the Emergency Medical Technician Basic program provided by Orange County EMT. I understand the course requirements set forth by Orange County EMT and the procedures to obtain an EMT 1 license through the State of California and Orange County EMS. I understand that this course is 212 hours, and that I must achieve an 70% on the Final Exam along with successfully completing all skills required by the state with a passing score in order to achieve course completion. I understand that only after receiving a course completion I am eligible to take the National Registry Exam, which I must successfully pass in order to apply for a County EMT 1 License. This Enrollment Agreement is valid for a period from the first day of class
through the last day of class
__ . I acknowledge that this Enrollment Agreement is legally binding when signed by the student and accepted by ORANGE COUNTY EMT

Fees
COURSE FEE- $1,400
DEPOSIT/REGISTRATION FEE- $500 NON-REFUNDABLE ENROLLMENT FEE REQUIRED TO ENROLL IN THE COURSE WITH THE BALANCE TO BE PAID IN FULL ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS AND NO MORE THAN TWO WEEKS (14) DAYS AFTER THE COURSE START DATE UNLESS ENROLLED IN A PAYMENT CONTRACT

Schedule of Charges
THE COURSE FEE OF $1,400 COVERS THE PERIOD OF ATTENDANCE AND IS EQUIVALENT TO THE ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. THERE IS A $500 DOLLAR ENROLLMENT FEE WHICH IS DUE AT SIGNING AND IS DEDUCTED FROM THE TOTAL FEE OF THE CLASS.

STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND: Non-Refundable ($0.00 dollars per $1,000 institutional charge)
Students are responsible for any fee’s charged by the National Registry, State of California EMS, County EMS for licensure, and DOJ Live Scan Background.

Loans
If the student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund.

Refund Statement
Orange County EMT has established a fair and equitable refund policy for the refund of tuition, fees, and other institutional charges in the event a course is cancelled, a student does not enter the course in which they enrolled, or does not complete the period of enrollment for which the student has been charged.

 

EMT Program Fees

Tuition: $1,400


Required Course Material

Textbook: $100.76

FISDAP Assessment Package: $94


Optional

Securetrac Background (Required for optional clinical observation): $39

BLS for Healthcare Provider Course: $50

Tutoring: $60/hr

Housing: $2,000- $3,200/month

Assessment fee for transfer of units: N/A

Fees to Transfer Credits: N/A


Post Course Fees: Required for Certification/Licensure

National Registry Practical Exam: $80

National Registry written exam application fee: $80

State of California EMT Licensing Fee: $75

Live Scan: $70- $125

Estimated Cost: $2,000

 


Procedure

1. Notify Administration of your intention to drop Course through email, writing, phone, or in person

2. administration will confirm your request to drop has been received.

3. The date of confirmation will start the Refund period.

4. Refund amounts will be issued per the Criteria listed below

5. Refunds will be issued by credit card on file or by check to the address listed at the time of enrollment

6. Refunds, when due, must be made without requiring a request from the student

7. Refunds, when due, shall be made within 45 days:

A) Of the last day of attendance if written notification of withdrawal has been provided to Orange County EMT by the student
B) From the date Orange County EMT terminates the student or determines withdrawal by the student.
C) Retention of tuition and fees collected in advance for a student who does not commence class shall not exceed $250.

Refunds for Classes Canceled by Orange County EMT
If tuition and fees are collected in advance of the start date of a program and the institution cancels the class, 100% of the tuition and fees collected must be refunded. The refund shall be made within 45 days of the planned start date.

Refunds for Students Who Withdraw On or Before the First Day of Class
If tuition and fees are collected in advance of the start date of classes and the student does not begin classes or withdraws on the first day of classes, no more than $250 of the tuition and fees may be retained by the institution. Appropriate refunds for a student who does not begin classes shall be made within 45 days of the class start date.

Orange County EMT Refund Policy for Withdrawal After Course Commences

Refund Policy
The refund policy for students who have completed 60 percent or less of the period of attendance shall be a pro rata refund. Refunds will be issued based off of $1,400.00 minus the non-refundable $250.00 Registration Fee and an additional $100.00 used to purchase student uniforms and stethoscope.

Maximum Amount to be refunded: $1,050.00

1. Refunds will be issued up to 60% of Program Completion: 127 hours

2. 24 hours will be added to the student’s cumulative hours at the time they exit the Program for Clinical and Field Observations. Completed Hours + Clinical Hours = Total Hours

3. The difference between Total Hours and 60% of the Program will be refunded at $4.95.00 hourly

4. Students who have not paid tuition in full will be charged $4.95 an hour for all hours attended until the exit point of the Program

Financial Aid
OCEMT does not offer financial aid, but will set up payment contracts for those who need assist

Complaint Procedure
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589, or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s Internet Web “www.bppe.ca.gov”

Student Grievance Procedure
If you feel that your rights have been violated follow the procedure below:

A) Informal Process- Notify instructor and or Administrative Faculty
If Unresolved, File a formal complaint

B) Formal Process- Send a written complaint to the Chief Administrative Officer                                                                                                                                 If Unresolved, Formal Process continues

C) Investigation: OCEMT will investigate the grievance & will respond within 2 weeks of filing
If Unresolved, file an appeal within 5 days of decision

D) Send a written appeal to OCEMT Board of Trustees through the Program Director: A decision will be given to the student within 30 days of receiving the written complaint
If unresolved, send a written complaint to the BPPE

“Any questions a student may have regarding this course catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the Institution may be directed to the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.”

Questions
“Any questions a student may have regarding this course catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the Institution may be directed to the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.”

Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Dr. Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
Toll Free (888) 370-7589
Fax (916) 263-1896
www.bppe.ca.gov

Student Tuition Recovery Fund
“The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.”

(a) In addition to the statement required under subdivision

(b) Of this section, a qualifying institution shall include the following statement in its school catalog:

“It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.

2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120 day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120 day period before the program was discontinued.

3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.

4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.

5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law, or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.

6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.

7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.

A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollecting may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.”

Student Tuition Recovery Fund

You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to
you:

1. You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all of part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if either of the following applies:

1. You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program
2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.

“The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
2. The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
3. The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or the Division within 30-days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30-days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.”

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number

Student Disclosures

STUDENTS RIGHT TO CANCEL
The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.

Enrollment Agreement Cancellation Procedure
A student requesting cancellation of their Enrollment Agreement must do so verbally and in writing to the Program Director. The student will then sign a “Cancellation of Enrollment” form which will be stored with the students original Agreement.

Transferability of Units
NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION

The transferability of credits you earn at Orange County EMT is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the (degree, diploma, or certificate) you earn in Orange County EMT is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the (credits or degree, diploma, or certificate) that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Orange County EMT to determine if your (credits or degree, diploma, or certificate) will transfer.

Received Documents Prior to Signing Statement
“I certify that I have received the catalog, School Performance Fact Sheet, and information regarding completion rates, placement rates, license examination passage rates, and salary or wage information included in the School performance Fact sheet, and have signed, initialed, and dated the information provided in the School Performance Fact Sheet.”

Student Initial

 

Medical Insurance
Students are responsible for their own Medical Insurance to cover any health-related issues during the Didactic, Clinical, and Field Internship sections of the course, including any exposures that require medical attention during the Program.

Student Initial

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Loans Guaranteed By the Government
If the student is eligible for a loan guaranteed by the federal or state government and the student defaults on the loan, both of the following may occur. The federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including applying any income tax refund to which the person is entitled to reduce the balance owed on the loan. The student may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another institution or other government assistance until the loan is repaid.

BPPE Statement
“Orange County EMT’s Emergency Medical Paramedic Program has been approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Post -Secondary Education. Approval means the institution has been approved to operate and that approval means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009. This is a privately owned and operated training program.” As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing the enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the school’s performance fact sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.” Any questions a student may have regarding this enrollment agreement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capital Oaks Drive, Suite 400, CA 95833
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Toll Free (888) 370-7589
Fax (916) 263-1896
www.bppe.ca.gov

Complaints
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau of Private Postsecondary by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s Internet www.bppe.ca.gov


Questions
“Any questions a student may have regarding this enrollment agreement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capital Oaks Drive, Suite 400, CA 95833
Phone Number: (916) 431-6959
Toll Free: (888) 370-7589
Fax: (916) 263-1896
Website: www.bppe.ca.gov

Complaint
“A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau of Private Postsecondary by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s Internet Website www.bppe.ca.gov

Received Documents Prior to Signing Statement
Prior to signing this Enrollment Agreement you must be given a catalog, brochure and a School Performance Fact Sheet, which you are encouraged to review prior to signing this agreement. These documents contain important policies and performance data for this institution. This institution is required to have you sign and date the information included in the School Performance Fact Sheet relating to completion rates, placement rates, license examination passage rates, salaries or wages, and the most recent three-year cohort default rate, if applicable, prior to signing this agreement.”

Student Initial

I certify that I have received the catalog, School Performance Fact Sheet, and information regarding completion rates, placement rates, license examination passage rates, salary or wage information, and the most recent three-year cohort default rate, if applicable, included in the School Performance Fact sheet, and have signed, initialed, and dated the information provided in the School Performance Fact Sheet.

TOTAL CHARGES FOR THE CURRENT PERIOD OF ATTENDANCE: $1,400.00

Binding Contract
“I understand that this is a legally binding contract. My signature below certifies that I have read, understood and agreed to my rights and responsibilities, and that the institutions cancellation and refund policies have been clearly explained to me.”

 

Student Name

Student Signature

Date 

Program Director

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Date


Orange County EMT
26489 Rancho Parkway South, Lake Forest CA, 92630
(949) 421-3958 www.ocemt.edu

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FACTSHEET CALENDAR
YEARS 2016 & 2017

Emergency Medical Technician – 212 Hours

On-Time Completion Rates (Graduation Rates)
Includes data for the two calendar years prior to reporting.

Student’s Initials:

 

Date:


Initial only after you have had sufficient time to read and understand the information.

Job Placement Rates (includes data for the two calendar years prior to reporting)

You may obtain from the institution a list of the employment positions determined to be in the field for which a student received education and training. You may obtain from OCEMT, a list of the employment positions determined to be in the field for which a student received education and training. Any and all completion, licensure, and placement information can be assessed upon request thru administrative secretary OCEMT.

 

Gainfully Employed Categories (includes data for the two calendar years prior to reporting)

Part-Time vs. Full-Time Employment

Single Position vs. Concurrent Aggregated Position

Self-Employed / Freelance Positions

Institutional Employment

Student’s Initials:

Date:

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Initial only after you have had sufficient time to read and understand the information.

IF the majority of graduates from this program obtain jobs in self-employment or freelance work add:
This program may result in freelance or self-employment.

• The work available to graduates of this program is usually for freelance orself-employment.

• This type of work may not be consistent.

• The period of employment can range from one day to weeks to several months.

• Hours worked in a day or week may be more or less than the traditional 8 hour work day or 40 hour work week.

• You can expect to spend unpaid time expanding your networks, advertising, promoting your services, or honing your skills.

• Once graduates begin to work freelance or are self-employed, they will be asked to provide documentation that they are employed as such so that they may be counted as placed for our job placement records.

• Students initialing this disclosure understand that either a majority or all of this school’s graduates are employed in this manner and understand what comprises this work style.

Student’s Initials:

Date:


Only initial after you have had sufficient time to read and understand the information.

 

License Examination Passage Rates (includes data for the two calendar years prior to reporting)

Licensure examination passage data is not available from the state agency administering the examination. We are unable to collect data from # graduates.

Student’s Initials:

Date:


Initial only after you have had sufficient time to read and understand the information.

OR

Licensure examination passage data is not available from the state agency administering the examination. We are unable to collect data from # graduates.

Student’s Initials:

Date:


Initial only after you have had sufficient time to read and understand the information.

 

Salary and Wage Information (includes data for the two calendar years prior to reporting)

Annual salary and wages reported for graduates employed in the field.

A list of sources used to substantiate salary disclosures is available from the school. You may obtain from OCEMT, a list of the employment positions determined to be in the field for which a student received education and training. Any and all completion, licensure, and placement information can be assessed upon request thru administrative secretary OCEMT.

Student’s Initials:

Date:

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Initial only after you have had sufficient time to read and understand the information.

 

Cost of Educational Program

Total charges for the program for students completing on-time in 2017: $1400.00 Additional charges may be incurred if the program is not completed on-time.

Student’s Initials:

Date:


Initial only after you have had sufficient time to read and understand the information.

 

Federal Student Loan Debt

The percentage of students who defaulted on their federal student loans is called the Cohort Default Rate (CDR). It shows the percentage of this school’s students who were more than 270 days (9 months) behind on their federal student loans within three years of when the first payment was due. This is the most recent CDR reported by the U.S. Department of Education.

Student’s Initials:

Date:


Initial only after you have had sufficient time to read and understand the information.

OR – ONE OF THE FOLLOWING IF THE INSTITUTION DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS:

Students at OCEMT are not eligible for federal student loans. This institution does not meet the U.S. Department of Education criteria that would allow its students to participate in federal student aid programs.

OCEMT is eligible, but chooses not to participate in federal student aid programs. Therefore students who attend this institution do not have federal student loans.

Student’s Initials:

Date:


Initial only after you have had sufficient time to read and understand the information.

This fact sheet is filed with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Regardless of any information you may have relating to completion rates, placement rates, starting salaries, or license exam passage rates, this fact sheet contains the information as calculated pursuant to state law.

Any questions a student may have regarding this fact sheet that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number        (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.

Student Name – Print

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Student Signature

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Date

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School Official

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Date

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Definitions

• “Number of Students Who Began the Program” means the number of students who began a program who were scheduled to complete the program within 100% of the published program length within the reporting calendar year and excludes all students who cancelled during the cancellation period.

• “Students Available for Graduation” is the number of students who began the program minus the number of students who have died, been incarcerated, or been called to active military duty.

• “Number of On-time Graduates” is the number of students who completed the program within 100% of the published program length within the reporting calendar year.

• “On-time Completion Rate” is the number of on-time graduates divided by the number of students available for graduation.

• “150% Graduates” is the number of students who completed the program within 150% of the program length (includes on-time graduates).

• “150% Completion Rate” is the number of students who completed the program in the reported calendar year within 150% of the published program length, including on-time graduates, divided by the number of students available for graduation.

• “Graduates Available for Employment” means the number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment.

• “Graduates Unavailable for Employment” means the graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.

• “Graduates Employed in the Field” means graduates who beginning within six months after a student completes the applicable educational program are gainfully employed, whose employment has been reported, and for whom the institution has documented verification of employment. For occupations for which the state requires passing an examination, the six months period begins after the announcement of the examination results for the first examination available after a student completes an applicable educational program.

• “Placement Rate Employed in the Field” is calculated by dividing the number of graduates gainfully employed in the field by the number of graduates available for employment.

• “Number of Graduates Taking Exam” is the number of graduates who took the first available exam in the reported calendar year.

• “First Available Exam Date” is the date for the first available exam after a student completed a program.

• “Passage Rate” is calculated by dividing the number of graduates who passed the exam by the number of graduates who took the reported licensing exam.

• “Number Who Passed First Available Exam” is the number of graduates who took and passed the first available licensing exam after completing the program.

• “Salary” is as reported by graduate or graduate’s employer.

• “No Salary Information Reported” is the number of graduates for whom, after making reasonable attempts, the school was not able to obtain salary information.

Orange County EMT
26489 Rancho Parkway South, Lake Forest CA, 92630
(949) 421-3958 www.ocemt.edu

STUDENTS RIGHT TO CANCEL
The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.