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2020-2021 Catalog & Student Handbook

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Certificate & Degree Programs 2020-2021 This program has a strong physical agility component. Students are required to have gym clothing each day as part of the uniform requirement. Students who become eligible to take the Hazardous Materials Examination will be able to take the examination during this course. The expense of the examination is the student's responsibility. Admission Criteria: 1. Reading assessment 2. Completed admission packet 3. 17 1/2 years of age to enroll 4. Admitted to program Program Prerequisites: None EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (EMT) CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY IN EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (EMT) (200 CLOCK HOURS; CODE 1300N) To qualify, students must earn a passing grade and complete the clock hours required in all courses in the program. Division: Healthcare Program Manager: Jennifer Kline The EMT program includes techniques of emergency care, stabilization, and immobilization of a victim's illness and injuries. Recognition and documentation of signs and symptoms of illness and injury, intervention, and evaluation o f the intervention are integrated into the program. Techniques for assessment, administration of oxygen, use of specific immobilization devices, and preparation for transportation are other areas of the program. EMT students will be challenged daily in class as they learn the crucial skills needed to perform in emergency medicine. The EMT program will take students with minimal to zero medical knowledge and in 20 weeks have them trained and prepared to assist people in their most critical time of need. EMTs are trained to handle events such as heart attacks, strokes, internal bleeding, diabetic problems, and trauma patients. The Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) program is the first step towards a career in emergency medical services. The techniques taught in the program are in accordance with the state and national curriculum. Successful completion of this program will make students eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMT`s certification examination in order to gain state certification. Program Notes: This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. Students must successfully complete 10 simulated clinical scenarios, the final cognitive exam and the NREMT Psychomotor Skills exam in order to complete the program. 181

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