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Important Spring 2016 (EMT) Information! 

The EMT program – and you, our students - are very important to College of the Desert and we apologize again for the need to cancel EMT 084 this Spring 2016 semester.

In an effort to allow you to continue your educational plans and not delay graduation from COD, we have partnered with Copper Mountain College, our neighboring institution.

Copper Mountain College is currently offering an accelerated EMT course that begins in March so there is time to register.  I urge you to do so promptly because seats will go quickly. 

Copper Mountain is also working to offer an additional late start course this semester, it is currently pending approval.

Students who are interested must enroll at Copper Mountain and meet all of the institutional requirements there.  For further information, please contact Chris Gotoski, Health Science Administrative Assistant at or 760 366-3791 ext. 5801.

COD is moving forward swiftly toward certification and it is our hope that we will be offering EMT courses again this summer.

Again, we regret this inconvenience.


Zerryl Becker

Dean, Applied Science and Business

College of the Desert

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 

All prospective EMS students must register PRIOR to the first class session. Attendance is mandatory on the first night of class. Students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the program.
EMS Dress Code: Official dress attire is required for all EMS classes which include a blue EMS polo shirt and black or dark blue BDU type uniform pants. The blue EMS polo shirt is only available at the COD Bookstore. All other items are available at local uniform stores.
All other EMS questions should be directed to the EMS advisors listed below:
James Brakebill:   

Prospective EMS students may also contact the Public Safety Academy at (760) 674-3765

Important Note:
  Prior to attending the mandatory EMT Program information session download the following EMT Packet.
The EMT Refresher course (EMT-085) is for those students who have completed a recognized EMT program and are in the process of renewing their EMT certificate. This course is also for those students needing to review and update information to be qualified to take or retake the NREMT certifying exam as required by the State of California. The next EMT Refresher course dates will be announced in the near future.
Registration for EMT Refresher course will be through the normal COD enrollment process via webadvisor.  

EMS Advisors can be reached via email:                                                  

James Brakebill:   ​​​​​​​​