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.

Grievance Procedure

If you feel that your rights have been violated:

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

2. Formal Process- Send a written complaint to the Chief Academic Officer -If Unresolved, Formal Process continues

3. Investigation/Decision- OCEMT will investigate grievance & respond within 2 weeks of receiving formal “`complaint

-If Unresolved, file appeal within 5 days of decision

4. Appeal to Board of Trustee- 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

5. Appeal to the Bureau of Private Post secondary Education -Final Disposition

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

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.

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

– The EMT-1 course completion certificate granted and the date on which that degree or certificate was granted. – The courses and units on which the certificate or degree was based.

– The grades earned by the student in each of those courses.

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:

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

Student Tuition Recovery Fund Disclosure

The Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) was established by the legislature to protect any California residents who attends a private post secondary institution from losing money if you prepaid tuition and suffered a financial loss as a result of the school closing, failing to live up to its enrollment agreement, or refusing to pay a court judgment. To be eligible for STRF, you must be a “California resident” and reside in California at the time the enrollment agreement is signed or when you receive lessons at a California mailing address from an approved institution offering correspondence instruction.

Students who are temporarily residing in California for the sole purpose of pursuing an education, specifically those who hold students visas, are not considered a “California resident”. To qualify for STRF reimbursement you must file a STRF application within one year of receiving notice from the Bureau that the school is closed. If you do not receive notice from the Bureau, you have four years from the date of closure to file a STRF application. If a judgment is obtained you must file a STRF application within two years of the final judgment. It is important that you keep copies of the enrollment agreement, financial aid papers, receipts or any other information that documents the monies paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Post secondary Education:

2535 Capitol Oaks Drive Suite 400 Sacramento, CA 95833

Toll Free (888) 370-7589 Fax (916) 263-1896 www.bppe.ca.gov

Student Tuition Recovery Fund- STRF

“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, or

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.

1) Clinical Objectives: Ambulance

Objectives Related to Behavior

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

Objectives for Ambulance Ride-Along

– Identify the location and purpose of the standard equipment found on a BLS Ambulance Unit.
– Complete the BLS Ambulance Unit Checklist.
– Lift gurney in and out of the BLS Ambulance Unit with instruction and help from the ambulance personnel

Objectives Related to Performance

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

Objectives Related to Observation

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

Objectives Related to End of Assignment

– Have Student Performance Documentation form completed by ambulance personnel.
– Complete Student Performance & Observation Log on Training Plan.
– Inform the ambulance personnel when leaving.

2) Clinical Objectives: Emergency Department

Clinical Objectives

– Present a neat, well-groomed appearance.
– Dress according to the clinical guidelines, nametag visible.
– Demonstrate dependability by reporting for duty on time and stay the full allotted scheduled
– Notify the EMT instructor when ill or unable to attend scheduled clinical assignment . Demonstrate cooperation and willingness to learn.

Objectives Related to Performance

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

Objectives Related to Observation

-The student observes and is prepared to discuss the following:
– The patient evaluation, including the physical exam and history recording.
– 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.
– Care of wounds and aseptic techniques.
– Application of slings, elastic bandages, basic bandages and pressure bandages.
– Methods of suctioning, including oral, oral pharyngeal, endotracheal and tracheal.
– Monitoring of Intravenous Therapy.

Objectives Related to End of Assignment

– Have Student Performance Documentation form completed by emergency room personnel.
– Complete Student Performance & Observation Log on Training Plan
– Inform emergency room personnel when leaving

Instructor Qualifications

Andrew Kilian -Program Operations Director
Fire Engineer/Paramedic – Anaheim Fire Department
Coastline Regional Occupational Program – Vocational Education Teaching Credential
California State Fire Marshal – Instructor 1A, 1B
American Heart Association Instructor –

(ACLS) Advanced Cardiac Life Support
(PALS) Pediatric Advanced Life Support
(CPR) BLS For Healthcare Provider

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Corey Gremel – Course Administrative Director
Fire Engineer/ 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
American Heart Association Instructor
o (ACLS) Advanced Cardiac Life Support o (PALS) Pediatric Life Support
o (CPR) 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 are or other courses related to teaching.

????Orange County EMT 2015 Performance Fact Sheet

 

Orange County EMT is proud to offer the Emergency Medical Technician course. Our curriculum is covered over a 10-week period that meets 3 days per week. This course is broken down into 3 modules that equates to 212 hours total.

Classroom Didactic Lecture and Manipulative Skills Training – 188 hrs.
Online supplement for EMT via MyBrady Lab – Self study to coincide with Didactic
911 Ambulance ride along – 12 hrs.
CARE Ambulance Orange County
CARE Ambulance Los Angeles County
Lynch Ambulance Service of Orange County
Emergency room observation at Paramedic Receiving Facility – 12 hrs.
University California Irvine Trauma Center
Children’s Hospital of Orange County Trauma Center
West Anaheim Cardiac Receiving Center

Our EMT training program is specifically designed for the very ambitious and hard-working individual. We strongly encourage to all students to search and find a program that best suits their needs. Below you will find pertinent information regarding the Occupation of Emergency Medical Technician. According to the US Bureau of Labor and statistics 2016:

Quick facts about EMTs and Paramedica

The following data is derived from the Secretary of Records for Orange County EMT. This information is intended to provide each prospective student the factual information about this program before he/she decides to register and pursue this career. It is important that each prospective student understand the course and all aspects of our teaching methodology, manipulative skills training, and testing parameters. We welcome questions and tours of facilities to better inform our candidates prior to enrollment.

EMT training stats
EMT training stats

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.

The information provided below reflects the 2015 calendar year for the months of Jan 1st thru December 31st 2015 for our EMT training program. OCEMT commenced with Class # 30 and concluded the calendar year with Class # 38. These figures represent our students that graduated from initial EMT training then went on to pursue the National Registry Exam. The National statistical data was pulled from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for the entire United States for all of 2015. www.nremt.org.

The following information reflects the graduates from our EMT Training program for the months of January – December 2015. All successful graduates that moved forward to pursue NREMT certification are outlined below.

EMT training stats
EMT training stats

Course Title: Emergency Medical Technician

Job Title: Emergency Medical Technician Basic

Prerequisite: Current AHA CPR (Healthcare Provider)

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 pre-hospital 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:

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

Course Details:

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

Lecture Based Via PowerPoint with Audio-visual aids to maximize student retention.
Individual testing of didactic material. Written Exam for quizzes and final.
Group practice and inter-active study groups for skills requirements. This will reinforce the importance of teamwork to reach a common goal.
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:

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

Course Grading Scale:

Class Scores Breakdown

Class total= 200 points

A=180-200 Points = 90%-100%
B=160-179 Points = 80%-89%
C= 140-159 Points = 70%-79%
D= NA
F= NA

*It should be noted that any student pursuing National Registry Exam, must maintain an 70% average and above throughout the entire course!

Final Exam- 200 Question multiple choice worth 200 points.
Block Exams (6)- 75 Question multiple choice. The average of these exams is an accurate marker of how students will perform on the final
Clinical Experience- 12 hour hospital observation Pass/Fail.
Clinical Ride-Along- 12 hour ride-along Pass/Fail.
Attendance- No more than 3 class sessions shall be missed or will greatly affect ones ability to be successful. Practical Skills Exam- Pass/Fail

COURSE CONTENT IN MODULES

Chapter 1 Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
• EMS systems
• History of EMS
• Roles/Responsibilities/professionalism of EMS personnel
• Quality improvement
• Patient Safety

Chapter 2 Workforce Safety and Wellness
• Standard Safety precautions
• Personal protective equipment
• Stress Management
• Prevention of response-related injuries
• Prevention of work-related injuries
• Lifting and Moving patients
• Disease transmission
• Wellness principles

Chapter 3 Medical/Legal and Ethics
• Consent/refusal of care
• Confidentiality
• Advanced directives
• Tort and criminal actions
• Evidence preservation
• Statutory responsibilities
• Mandatory reporting
• Ethical principles/moral obligations
• End-of-life issues

Chapter 4 Communications and Documentation
• Therapeutic Communication
• EMS System Communication
• Documentation

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

Chapter 6 The Human Body
• Preparatory
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Pathophysiology
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Chapter 7 Life Span Development
• 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
• Describe the major physical and psychosocial characteristics of an infant’s life
• Describe the major physical and psychosocial characteristics of a toddler’s life
• Describe the major physical and psychosocial characteristics of a school-age child’s life
• Describe the major physical and psychosocial characteristics of an adolescent’s life
• Describe the major physical and psychosocial characteristics of an early adult’s life
• Describe the major physical and psychosocial characteristics of a middle adult’s life
• Describe the major physical and psychosocial characteristics of an older adult’s life

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

Chapter 9 Patient Assessment
• Scene Size-up
• Primary Assessment
• History Taking
• Secondary Assessment
• Monitoring Devices
• Reassessment

Chapter 10 Patient Management
• Airway Management
• Respiration
• Artificial Ventilation
• Pathophysiology

Chapter 11 Principles of Pharmacology
• Pharmacology
• Principles of Pharmacology
• Medication Administration
• Emergency Medication

Chapter 12 Shock
• Describe the pathophysiology of shock
• Identify the causes of shock
• Differentiate among the various types of shock
• Describe the signs and symptoms of chock including compensated and decompensated
• Discuss key components of patient assessment for chock
• Describe the steps to follow in the emergency care of the patient with various types of shock

Chapter 13 BLS Resuscitation
• Explain the elements of basic life support, how it differs from advanced life support and why BLS must be
applied rapidly
• Explain the goals of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and when it should be performed on a patient
• Discuss the importance of frequent CPR training for EMT’s as well and public education programs that teach
compression only CPR
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Chapter 14 Medical Overview
• Differentiate between medical emergencies and trauma emergencies
• Name the various categories of common medical emergencies
• Describe the evaluation of the nature of illness
• Discuss the assessment of a patient with a medical emergency
• Explain the importance of transport time and destination selection for a medical patient
• Define infectious disease and communicable disease

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

Chapter 16 Cardiovascular Emergencies
• Discuss the basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
• Explain the assessment for patients with cardiovascular problems
• Define cardiac arrest
• Describe the emergency medical care for the patient with cardiac arrest

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 22 Psychiatric Emergencies
• Discuss the myths and realities concerning psychiatric emergencies
• Discuss general factors that can cause altercation in a patient’s behavior
• Define a behavioral crisis
• Explain special consideration for assessing and managing a behavioral crisis or psychiatric emergency
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Chapter 23 Gynecologic Emergencies
• Describe the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system, include the developmental changes
that occur during puberty and menopause
• List three common examples of gynecologic emergencies; include the causes, risk factors, assessment findings,
and patient management considerations

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

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

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

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

Chapter 28 Head and Spine Injuries
• Describe the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system
• Explain the function of the somatic and autonomic nervous systems
• Define traumatic brain injury

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

Chapter 30 Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries
• 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.
• Describe some special considerations related to the care of pediatric patients and geriatric patients who have
experienced abdominal trauma.

Chapter 31 Orthopedic Injuries
• Describe the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system
• Name the four mechanisms of injury
• Describe the different types of musculoskeletal injuries, including fractures, dislocations, amputations, sprains,
and strains
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Chapter 32 Environmental Emergencies
• Identify the four factors that affect how a person deals with exposure to a cold or hot environment
• Describe the four general stages of hypothermia
• Describe local cold injuries and their underlying causes
• Describe the three emergencies that are caused by heat exposure, including their risk factors, signs, and
symptoms

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

Chapter 34 Pediatric Emergencies
• 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
• 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
• Define the term geriatrics
• Recognize some of the special aspects of the lives of older people
• Describe the common complaints and the leading causes of death in older people
• Discuss the effect of aging on behavioral emergencies

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

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

Chapter 38 Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue
• Explain the responsibilities of an EMT in patient rescue and vehicle extrication
• 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
• Discuss the terms extrication and entrapment

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

Chapter 40 Terrorism Response and Disaster Management
• Define international terrorism and domestic terrorism include examples of incidents that have been caused by
each one
• Name four differently types of goals that commonly motivate terrorist groups to carry out terrorist attacks.
• List three categories of biologic agents, their routes of exposure, effects on the patient, and patient care
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Chapter 41 The Team Approach to Healthcare
• Define a continuum of care
• List the five essential elements of a group
• Explain the advantages of a team over a group; include the advantages of regularly training and practicing
together
• List the five essential elements of a team

Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course

Enrollment Agreement

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 80% 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 1/12/16 through the last day of class 03/12/16. I acknowledge that this Enrollment Agreement is legally binding when signed by the student and accepted by ORANGE COUNTY EMT.

Fees

COURSE FEE- $1,300

DEPOSIT/REGISTRATION FEE- A $400 ENROLLMENT FEE IS 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 $1,300 COVERS THE PERIOD OF ATTENDANCE AND IS EQUIVALENT TO THE ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. THERE IS A $400 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 per $1,000 institutional charge)

Student’s textbooks are provided with tuition, however 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 Policy

Reference: COE Standard 7: Criteria 17-21

Purpose:

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:

Notify Administration of your intention to drop Course through email, writing, phone, or in person
Administration will confirm your request to drop has been received.
The date of confirmation will start the Refund period.
Refund amounts will be issued per the Criteria listed below
Refunds will be issued through Paypal or by check to the address listed at the time of enrollment
Refunds:

Refunds, when due, must be made without requiring a request from the student
Refunds, when due, shall be made within 45 days:
(1) of the last day of attendance if written notification of withdrawal has been provided to OCEMT by the student

Enrollment Agreement

(2) from the date Orange County EMT terminates the student or determines withdrawal by the student.

Retention of tuition and fees collected in advance for a student who does not commence class shall not exceed $100.

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

$100 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.

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.

Orange County EMT Refund Policy for Withdrawal After Course Commences:
During the first 10% of the period of financial obligation, the institution shall refund at least 90% of the tuition. (Class days 1 & 2)
After the first 10% of the period of financial obligation and until the end of the first 25% of the
period of obligation, the institution shall refund at least 50% of the tuition. (Class Days 3-5)
After the first 25% of the period of financial obligation and until the end of the first 50% of the period of obligation, the institution shall refund at least 25% of the tuition; (Class Days 6-10)
After the first 50% of the period of financial obligation, the institution may retain all of the tuition.
(Class Days 11-22)
Financial Aid- OCEMT does not offer financial aid, but will set up payment contracts for those who need assistance

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”

To file a complaint with OCEMT follow grievance procedures below;

Grievance Procedure

If you feel that your rights have been violated
Informal Process- Notify instructor and or Administrative Faculty
(a) If Unresolved, File a formal complaint

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

Investigation/Decision- OCEMT will investigate grievance & respond within 2 weeks of receiving formal complaint
(a) If Unresolved, file appeal within 5 days of decision
Appeal to Board of Trustee- 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

(b) If Unresolved, send a written complaint to the BPPE

Appeal to the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education

-Final disposition

Enrollment Agreement

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.”

Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education: 2535 Capitol Oaks Dr. Suite 400, Sacramento CA 95833

Toll Free (888) 370-7589, Fax (916) 263-1896, Web: www.bppe.ca.gov

Student Tuition Recovery Fund- STRF

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

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 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:

You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or 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:

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

Student Right to Cancel-

Students have a right to cancel and obtain a refund of charges paid through the first day of attendance or 7th day after enrollment, whichever is greater, minus the $350 dollar enrollment fee. If a student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.

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.”

Initial ——————————

Enrollment Agreement

Enrollment Agreement Cancellation Procedure-

A student requesting cancellation of their Enrollment Agreement must do so verbally and in writing to the Course Director or Chief Academic Officer of OCEMT, within 1 week of signing the contract. The student will then sign a “Cancellation of Enrollment” form which will be stored with the students original Agreement.

Refund Procedure–

A student dropping the course will receive a refund only if they meet the refund criteria listed in this Enrollment Agreement.

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
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

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: ———————–

OCEMT Course Director: ————————————————–

Date: ———————–

EMT Candidate Disqualifications

The following information should be used by the EMT Candidate to determine their eligibility for licensure following course completion:

Reference:
California Code of Regulations, Title 22 Code 100214.3, denial or revocation of a Certificate

The Medical Director shall deny or revoke any EMT or Advanced EMT certificate if any of the following apply to the applicant:

1. Has committed any sexually related offense specified under Section 290 of the Penal Code
2. Has been convicted of murder, attempted murder, or murder for hire
3. Has been convicted of (2) or more felonies
4. Is on parole or probation for any felony
5. Has been convicted and released from incarceration for said offense during the preceding fifteen years for the crime of manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter
6. Has been convicted and released from incarceration for said offense during the preceding ten years for any offense punishable as a felony
7. Has been convicted of two or more misdemeanors within the preceding five years for any offense relating to the use, sale, possession, or transportation of narcotics or addictive or dangerous drugs.
8. Has been convicted of two or more misdemeanors within the preceding five years for any offense relating to force, threat, violence or intimidation.
9. Has been convicted within the preceding five years of any theft related misdemeanor.
Additional Conditions for Denial or Revocation of an EMT or Advanced EMT certificate if any of the following apply to the applicant:

1. Has committed any act involving fraud or intentional dishonesty for personal gain within the preceding seven years.

2. Is required to register pursuant to Section 11590 of the Health and Safety Code.

Exceptions:
– Does not apply to convictions that have been pardoned by the Governor, and shall only apply to convictions where the applicant/certificate holder was prosecuted as an adult.

– Equivalent convictions from other states shall apply to the type of offenses previously listed

Definitions:
– A “felony” or “offense punishable as a felony” refers to an offense for which the law prescribes imprisonment in the state prison as either an alternative or the sole penalty, regardless of the sentence the particular defendant received.