There is an EMT in my class now at YVCC, he does real well, but I don't think they give extra points like a CNA license would. Then again, maybe it does. As far as the schedule goes, THEORY changes for you every quarter from mornings to afternoons because the instructors share classrooms. Then there is clinical days (usually 3 - 4 hours), which are either on site to learn new skills and be tested on them, or off campus from 8 to 12 hours for 1 or 2 days a week at one of two different locations. Quarter one is at Long Term Care Facilities, Quarter 2-6 are at YVMH or Regional. I think Q2 may have Toppenish Hosp as well. I have yet to have a "bad" experience at the YVCC program. I am not saying its easy, but it is what you make of it, and I make mine enjoyable. Have fun and good luck!
(I know you have some time before you get in, but here are some words of advise. Plan to use study groups and make friends with the people who seem to be outgoing and who pay attention. If you do get in a "bad" study group where most of the talking is about "he said, she said" get out of it. Find a different one. Failing a class is not the end of the world, but you DO have to WAIT until another opening comes available to retake the class, and this follows you all the way through the program. Meaning if you are in Q2. fail, take it again and pass, then and go onto Q3, you may have to wait if anyone fails who is currently in Q3 and has to retake it. Some people who have failed a quarter are just now in Q2, and I am in Q5. This is not here to scare you, just prepare you. Ask lots of questions, read a lot and use EVERY second of your On-Site Lab time to practice your skills and you will pass with flying colors. Call the office over there or just stop in and talk to the secretary, shes awesome and full of knowledge. Hope this wasn't too long winded..lol) Good Luck !