EMT Academy

As part of American Ambulance, we are proud to announce our EMT Course. The course is an 11-week program that consists of two required in-person classroom sessions per week, as well as assigned reading and homework assignments. The clinical phase of class will consist of ambulance ride-alongs.

Those completing the course and passing National Registry may be eligible for employment as an EMT with American Ambulance. American Ambulance EMTs are eligible to be sponsored to Paramedic training in as little as 6 months.


Academy Details



  • Must be 18
  • Valid California Driver License
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Reliable internet connection
  • A laptop, tablet or other device that allows for online coursework and participation


All prospective students must pass an assessment exam that consists of basic first aid and science (approx. 7th grade level) related questions; prior EMT knowledge is not required.  There is a $5 fee to take the assessment exam.  Those accepted into the Academy will have the $5 credited toward the course tuition. 


2023 Class Dates

● Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 - Wednesday, April 24th, 2024
● Required in-person sessions are held on Wednesdays and Thursday 0800-1700


Class Location

American Ambulance Training Center

292 Herndon Ave., Clovis

Just W/O 168 & Herndon, next to the Volkswagen dealership



  • $1,750
  • Tuition is refunded after one year of full time employment


How to Apply

  • Click here to sign up for a testing date.
  • Potential students can email if you have questions or have trouble signing up for a test date through the link above.
  • Class space is limited and open spots will be filled via lottery if neccessay.
  • Please bring a copy of your CDL and HS diploma/GED to your testing appointment.


Career Information

  • EMTs at American Ambulance start at approximately $49,000 per year ($4,083/month)
  • Starting Paramedic pay is $68,500 – $85,600 per year ($5,708 – $7,133/month)
  • Full time employment includes full benefits (health insurance, paid vacation/sick, 401(k), etc.)