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CERRO COSO OFFERS EMTC CLASSES IN BISHOP THIS SPRING
December 10, 2010
Are you looking for an exciting and challenging career helping others? Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training at Cerro Coso Community College works with a variety of jobs including paramedics, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, air medical crew members, and many, many more to provide care and transportation of sick and injured patients. Every day people's lives depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs).
To be eligible to work in pre-hospital emergency care individuals must become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMTB). The EMT program at Cerro Coso is a one semester course that provides training in the recognition, assessment, treatment, and practical techniques for pre-hospital emergency medical care of patient(s). Students are trained using the national standards and become eligible to complete state approved testing after completion of the course. Although it is only a one semester course the lecture, practical application, and clinical experience requires class participation and appropriate study time to be prepared to become an EMT-Basic.
Cerro Coso is offering two EMT courses this spring in Bishop.
EMTC C070, CPR for the Health Care Provider – is a Healthcare Provider CPR course that meets or exceeds the current American Heart Association standards. The course provides training in emergency treatment for life-threatening cardiopulmonary arrest, airway and breathing management, and foreign body obstructed airway for all age groups. The class will also cover one and two rescuer CPR, use of barrier devices, AED use, and the prevention of disease transmission. Mike Metcalf will instruct the one day class at the Bishop Eastern Sierra College Center on Thursday, January 13, 2011 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
EMTC C105, Emergency Medical Technician 1 - will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:10 to 8:45 p.m. and survey the techniques of emergency medical care through recognition of signs and symptoms of illnesses, and injuries. Proper procedures of emergency care and transportation aspects required for EMT-I personnel are covered. Upon completion of the above objectives and passing the Final Exams, students will receive a Certificate of Completion. This certificate allows students to apply for County certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-I. Brianne Chappell-McGovern will instruct the class and highly recommends students get their books early and study prior to class starting.
Technicians are entering many fields in the job market due to the diverse abilities of the EMTB. Once completed and certified as an EMTB, students often continue into other health career programs including: vocational nursing, medical assisting, pharmacy technicians, and other fields from wild land fire fighting to safety officer positions. Having this training is useful in everyday activities including coaching, youth group or activity advisors, scout leaders, ski patrol, and family or individual functions.
For a complete listing of spring classes being offered through the Eastern Sierra College Center Bishop campus and registration information visit the Cerro Coso web site at www.cerrocoso.edu. Spring classes begin January 17, 2011.
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