The EMT Program and Health Sciences curriculum provides students with the technical knowledge and practical skills training for a career in pre-hospital care and other allied health professions. The EMT program focuses on the critical thinking skills necessary to meet the rigorous testing standards of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and reciprocal state certification and licensing requirements.
Students who successfully earn the NREMT and State EMT Certifications, will meet minimal occupational requirements to start a career in Emergency Medical Services and related allied health fields. The EMT program is instrumental in launching the careers of students as professional firefighters, EMTs and paramedics with pre-hospital care providers, emergency room technicians, burn unit technicians, as well as a variety of other full and part-time opportunities within the industry.
EMT certification has also become a valuable stepping stone in the path of students pursuing careers as physicians, registered nurses, physician assistants, and other health professions, by offering a distinct advantage in patient assessment and critical intervention skills, as well as the ability to obtain valuable work experience.Information on EMT licensure examination pass rates is available at National Registry of EMTs EMT Pass Rates
The EMT program is a comprehensive curriculum of lecture and training that provides knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to provide Emergency Medical Care in a pre-hospital environment. Covers legal and moral aspects, scene safety, primary and secondary patient assessments, intervention and stabilization skills, proper use of emergency medical equipment, awareness of bloodborne pathogens and communicable diseases, recognizing signs and symptoms, and pathophysiology of medical emergencies and traumatic injuries. Includes practical hands-on skills training and interactive simulations. Twenty-four (24) hours of Clinical Experience is an assigned field ride-along and/or clinical hospital internship. Attendance and participation is mandatory; an accumulative score of 80% on all written quizzes and exams, and a passing score on all NREMT practical skills testing is required for successful course completion.
Meets the EMT-1 curriculum requirements of the California Code of Regulations Title 22, the California EMS Authority and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the National Registry EMT certifying examination and qualify for a California State EMT certification. A total of 166 course hours include: 142 lecture and skills lab, and 24 hours of assigned field/clinical internship.
Highly recommend completion of HSCI 7 and BIOL 55 with grades of "C" or better; eligibility for ENGL 11
The EMR-Emergency Medical Responder is a 54 hour course that provides the knowledge and skills for individuals to provide initial response emergency medical care. Training includes oxygen administration, airway adjuncts, bag valve mask, splinting and spinal immobilization. Emphasizes patient assessment and medical interventions at the First Responder level. Meets the National Curriculum Standards for Emergency Medical Responders. Curriculum includes the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider CPR card and the Emergency Medical Responder Certificate of Completion issued with grade of "C" or better. The Course is highly recommended prior to enrolling in the HSCI 02 EMT Course.
The HSCI 50 Intro to Paramedic course is 80 hours of comprehensive lecture and training to introduce the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to prepare for a Paramedic Program. The course is assessment based with a focus on EMT and paramedic interventions. Advanced skills introduced in the course include EKG recognition and interpretation; Pharmacology; Advanced Airway Management; IV and IO fluid and drug administration; Principles of Pathophysiology in Emergency Medical Care; and Introduction to Local and National ALS Protocols. Practical lab sessions will focus on improving patient assessment techniques, realistic case study scenarios, and introduction to paramedic ALS skills and interventions. The course format is interactive and will simulate the intense pace and discipline often required of a paramedic program curriculum. Student participation and passing of written exams and practical skills assessments will be required for successful course completion and to meet the minimal prerequisite requirements of several regional paramedic programs.
80 hours continuing education (CE) credit will be awarded to student who successfully meet the course completion and attendance requirements.
Victor Hernandez Is a retired Firefighter/ Paramedic from North Tahoe Fire and currently serving on the Truckee Fire District Board of... More