How to Choose an EMT Training Course in the Bay Area

So you have made the decision to become an EMT, and are now looking for the best EMT Training course in the Bay Area. The key to getting the best EMT training is choosing one that fits your schedule and your objectives. So the first challenge in becoming an EMT? Finding the right EMT training course for you. (Once you’re in class, you can tackle all those other EMT-related challenges). There are certain class criteria and certain personality traits, that, when aligned, create the best possible outcome for future EMTs. When choosing an EMT course, be sure to consider the following: course prerequisites, the length of the course, the caliber of the instructors, the level of real-world hands-on training versus time spent in the classroom, the graduation rate, and the careers that alumni of the course go into.

Pre-requisites All EMT Training pre-requisites require that candidates have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Course length How soon will start your EMT career? A few years? Six months? Two weeks? Course lengths vary, and your desired time frame depends on personal circumstances and current work situations, so choose what works best for you. Accelerated EMT courses or boot camps may be more intense, but they are more engaging and exciting, so keep that in mind.

Caliber of instructors Your instructors will be transferring their knowledge to you. You want to learn from the best, so you can be the best. Choose a course where the instructors are experienced and eager to share their knowledge.

Hands-on training Do you want to sit through EMT training in a classroom, falling asleep at a desk while trying to listen to a lecture? Or do you want EMT training that happens in real ambulances with state-of-the-art equipment, in the real world, with real life simulations, leaving you no option but to be prepared for the real deal once you start your career?

Graduation rate You want a course that prepares you to be a successful and effective Emergency Medical Technician. When comparing courses, ask the following: Did previous students get though the course successfully? How many passed the NREMT? And most importantly, did the course prepare those students to be the best in their field? Whether you’re looking at an EMT Refresher course or EMT Boot Camp – all EMT training should prepare students to pass all required tests and excel in the work force.

Alumni employment rate So you went through that grueling EMT training – the blood, sweat, and tears have dried. All that work shouldn’t be done in vain. What are you going to do after you pass the NREMT and obtain your EMT certification? A good indicator of opportunities for new graduates is the jobs that graduates of the course now have. Choose a course that not only prepares students for an exciting career, but assists them in procuring one in the first place. Career help is vital, and should be a major focus of any EMT Training.

Next Steps Once you have done due diligence on the programs you are interested in, a clear winner should emerge – one that fits your schedule, your learning style, and your career aspirations. Call our EMT admissions team and our admissions advisors will introduce you to our program, help you enroll, and work out all the other details of your training. Call 888-790-1458 to register for EMT training now!

Why California is a Great Place to get EMT Training

California is a great place for a host of reasons. Ask a Californian why California is the best state and the answers you get will be as varied and diverse as the state’s residents themselves. We have great weather year-round, sunny beaches, and snowy mountains. We have bustling cities and quiet stretches of farmland. Basically, we have it all. California has always been a vacation destination, but is has also become a mecca for people seeking top-tier EMT training. Located in the Bay Area, Unitek EMT offers an accelerated EMT training program that prepares students for EMT-B certification in two weeks.

Unitek EMT is located in Fremont, CA – and is basically in the center of the Bay Area. About a 20 minute drive from San Jose, 45 minutes on public transit to San Francisco, you can city-hop with relative ease during your stay here. If you are coming here for training and are from out of the area, you are in good company. Unitek EMT can make hotel and car arrangements for you. Unitek EMT goal is to make your trip to California as comfortable and stress-free as possible, so you can focus on your EMT training! Because you will need all the focus you can muster during this two week intensive boot camp. Accelerated EMT training is short compared to traditional EMT training – condensing six months of training into a short, intense two weeks. Training is 14 hours per day, for 14 days.

Just because training is intense, does not mean you won’t have time to make the most of your visit to California! There is plenty to do while you’re here. Attend sporting events, dine out at restaurants, get active outdoors, experience the nightlife, or explore museums – there is a lot to see and do in the Bay Area, so make a list of what most interests you. You’re classmates would probably love to join in on your itinerary.

Sports

Bay Area sports are huge these days! So many Bay Area teams did well last season, and everyone is getting pumped for upcoming sports seasons. The Bay Area is home to both the Oakland A’s and the World Series champions, San Francisco Giants. We also have The Oakland Raiders and the NFC champions the SF 49ers. Hockey and basketball are also big here. So if you are a sports fan, you will feel right at home in the Bay Area. Chances are there will be a game for you to attend with your classmates during your time at Unitek EMT.

Restaurants

14-hours a day of Elite EMT training will make anyone hungry. Unitek EMT provides lunch to all our boot camp students, and if you stay at a hotel via Unitek EMT’s accommodations, breakfast will also be provided. But I encourage you to use dinner time as a chance to explore the diversity of the Bay Area. The Bay Area is home to thousands of amazing restaurants. You will find every kind restaurant, of all types of ethnicities, at all different price ranges. Whether you choose a hole-in-the-wall or a five-star bistro, I promise you will not be disappointed in the options, nor will you try the same thing twice.

Explore the great outdoors

The Bay Area has tons of nature to explore. While you are in Fremont, try hiking up Mission Peak. It is a popular trail for locals, and for good reason – the views at the top are spectacular. There are hiking trails all over the Bay Area. If you’re not too tired after EMT training, grab some classmates and go exploring!

Next Steps

Call Unitek EMT’s admissions team or admissions advisors to receive an introduction on the course, enroll, and work out all the other details of your training. Call Unitek EMT at 888-790-1458 to register for your EMT Boot Camp in California now!