"Mt. SAC's EMT program prepared me for my future nursing studies. Despite taking anatomy and physiology courses in the past at a UC, I honestly did not have a good grasp of normal and abnormal physiological processes until coming to Mt. SAC. I was able to confidently walk into my first nursing class and complete my first quarter with a 4.0 GPA due to this better understanding. I also feel that my participation in the program helped me get into nursing school. I believe enrolling and completing the EMT program showed the admission board that I was serious about joining the healthcare profession. For this, I am so grateful that such a wonderful program exists at Mt. SAC."