Cerro Coso Community College

Cerro Coso Offering EMT Classes This Fall

Cerro Coso Offering EMT Classes This Fall

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. The EMTC C105 class 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 national and 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.

Technicians are entering many fields in the job market due to the diverse abilities of the EMT. Once completed and certified as an EMT, students often continue into other health career programs including: vocational nursing, medical assisting, pharmacy technicians, and other fields from wild land firefighting 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.

Cerro Coso is offering the following EMTC class this fall:

Ridgecrest Campus
EMTC C070CPR for the Healthcare ProviderFriday, Sept. 3, 2013
EMTC C070CPR for the Healthcare ProviderSaturday, Aug. 24, 2013
EMTC C105Emergency Medical TechnicianTues. & Thur., 8/24-12/14, 2013
EMTC C1061st Aid/Cardio Resus./Auto Ext.Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013
EMTC C1061st Aid/Cardio Resus./Auto Ext.Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

Lake Isabella/KRV Campus
EMTC C105Emergency Medical TechnicianMon. & Wed., 8/24-12/14, 2013
EMTC C1061st Aid/Cardio Resus./Auto Ext.Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

California City/East Kern Campus
EMTC C105Emergency Medical TechnicianMon. & Wed., 8/24-12/14, 2013

ESCC Mammoth Lakes Campus
EMTC C105Emergency Medical Technician Mon. & Wed., 8/24-12/14, 2013

For a complete listing of fall classes being offered and registration information visit the Cerro Coso web site at www.cerrocoso.edu or call the Ridgecrest Counseling Office at 760-384-6219. Fall classes begin August 24, 2013.

For further information, please contact Natalie Dorrell, Public Information (760) 384-6260
Kern Community College District