"The EMT program at Cerro Coso opened a door to a fulfilling career in health. It was challenging, but I have never been so engaged in class or eager to learn more." —Jeffrey Gleason
Employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow by 33 percent from 2010 to 2020. There will continue to be demand for part-time, volunteer EMTs and paramedics in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, EMTs and Paramedics
Designed to provide career pathways into Emergency Medical Services through pre-hospital and clinical education from basic body systems to the intricate and often changing emergent medical care provided to the sick and injured. Successful completion of this job certificate provides a wide range of components for those interested in entering the job market directly or progressing to Paramedic, nursing or moving into pre-medicine to become a Physician Assistant or Medical Doctor.