By Minarets Adult Education (Not associated with Minarets High School) Instructors - Paramedic Bill Hartley or EMT Gina Hartley
****This Class is put on by a joint effort by Glacier High School Charter and Sierra Ambulance Service****
The Emergency Medical Technician Course is a comprehensive study in the basic life support (BLS) assessment, treatment, and management of the pre-hospital patient. Participants will study anatomy & physiology, medical & trauma emergencies, ethical & legal issues, EMS systems & operations and other topics. Approved through the Central California Emergency Medical Services Authority (CCEMSA), this program can prepare participants for a career as an EMT. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a course completion, which will allow them to take the National Registry of EMTs Exam.
This course is recommended for students’ ages 16 and older. When participants reach the age of 18 and pass Registry exam they will be eligible to work as an EMT anywhere in the country. This course also fulfills some of the requirements to work as a firefighter or other EMS personal.
The EMT Course has three components: didactic (136 hours) which includes practical, hands-on skills training, the clinical/field ride-along (24 hours), and final testing (4-8 hours). Through lectures, interactive presentations, skills labs, and simulations, participants will build the knowledge and skills to care for patients.
This class will be worth 10 High School Elective Units due to the amount of time required.