PLEASE NOTE: Beginning fall 2019, students are required to bring a current American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR Card to the first day of class to remain enrolled in the Emergency Medical Technician Program (for CPR classes scheduled in your area, visit www.heart.org). Due to clinical facility requirements, students must be 18 years old by the first day of class and will be asked to show proof. There are no exceptions.
The purpose of the Emergency Medical Technician Program is to provide students with the practical knowledge and skills to be prepared for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification examination.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) functions as an entry-level emergency healthcare team member and provider of emergency care. Upon successful completion of this one semester program, the student will be prepared for the two part National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification examination (providing all other requirements are met and the student is at least 18 years of age at the time of the examination). A current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR card, evidence of current health insurance, and clearance of background check, and drug screening is required prior to clinical rotations and for continued enrollment in the course. Formerly HS M24.
*It is highly recommended that the program's textbook, Prehospital Emergency Care (11th edition) by Joseph Mistovich & Keith Karren, be brought to the 1st class meeting.*