Emergency Medical Technician
The Emergency Medical Technician designation, or EMT, is an entry level classification and the initial step to becoming an advanced EMT, paramedic, or registered nurse. EMTs are often the first responders in the event of medical emergencies. EMTs can also aid in transportation of the sick and injured from one healthcare facility to another. Compassion, communication skills, calm demeanor and the ability to work under pressure are all key traits for Emergency Medical Technicians.
In the Health Occupations program, students will learn core skills essential to a successful career in the health field and will be introduced to three exciting pathways:
During their junior year, students will complete a six week rotation with each of the three healthcare instructors, learning the basics of each area. At the end of the first semester as juniors, students will be able to choose, based on various criteria, their specialty area of concentration for the remainder of their junior year and their senior year. They will earn additional certifications and college credits.
This course offers students training in advanced first aid, medication administration, and patient assessment skills in a laboratory setting. EMT students will also be exposed to real life experiences at Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield Fire Department, and local private ambulance services.