Emergency Medical Technician
(Adult, Post Secondary Program)
The Emergency Medical Technician Program (EMT) is designed to take students with little or no medical background and teach them to work on an ambulance using Basic Life Support Measures. The Adult Post Secondary Program is set up for students who are not currently enrolled in high school.
Topics during the program include; medical legal considerations, basic anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, airway adjuncts and oxygen administration, cardio pulmonary resuscitation, managing traumatic injuries as well as medical emergencies, hazardous materials and ambulance operations.
The minimum psychomotor skills required of the EMT include;
Insertion of airway adjuncts intended to go into the oropharynx or nasopharynx
Use of positive pressure ventilation devices such as manually triggered ventilators
and automatic transport ventilators
- Pharmacological Interventions
Assist patients in taking their own prescribed medications
Administration of the following over-the-counter medications with appropriate medical oversight:
Oral glucose for suspected hypoglycemia
Aspirin for chest pain of suspected ischemic origin
Application and inflation of the pneumatic anti-shock garment (BASIC) for fracture stabilization
The EMT student in this program will also receive training Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the EMT, a program that is designed to help the EMT better understand and function as part of the team during the resuscitation of person in cardiac arrest. And will take an emergency vehicle operations class, also included in this EMT program to include a driving portion the the class.
Upon successful completion of this program students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Certification Exam for EMT-Basic. It should be noted that students must be 18 years of age before taking the exam.
EMT Cost of Program
Currently Accepting Applications for the August 2017 and January 2018 classes
Become a Nationally Registered EMT!
If you are interested you must be 18 years old at the time you test for your certification.
Students must first register to take the TEAS exam. And submit a completed application to include completed immunization records.
August 1, 2017
January 9, 2018
Classes meet on
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-10 pm.