Cerro Coso Community College

Emergency Medical Training Offers Many Career Choices

Emergency Medical Training Offers Many Career Choices

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).

The College is offering two EMTC classes this fall in the Kern River Valley.

EMTC C105, Emergency Medical Technician 1 - will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:10 to 10:15 p.m. in Room 6 at the Kern Valley campus in Lake Isabella with instructor Jennifer Quackenbush. The course will 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 and state skills form. This qualifies students to apply and take the national exam for the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, to ultimately qualify for application within the State of California. This full term class begins August 25, 2014.

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.

EMTC C070, CPR for the Healthcare Provider, a one day course, will meet on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in Room G at the Kern Valley campus. This is a Healthcare Provider – CPR course that meets 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 in a particular setting. This class also includes one and two rescuer CPR, use of barrier devices, AED use and the prevention of disease transmission.

For a complete listing of fall classes being offered through the Kern River Valley campus 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 23, 2014.

Kern Community College District