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Emergency Medical Technician

Learn to render basic life support to patients in emergency situations.

While preparing for jobs such as emergency room technician or ambulance attendant, you will learn how to render pre-hospital care and basic life support to patients in emergency situations. This course includes the theory and proactive use of advanced first aid and CPR with the use of limited equipment as it applies to on-scene and transport-to-hospital care of patients. This class prepares students for advanced studies in the field and for the California Department of Health requirements for EMTs. Clinical training is available with ambulance companies, with the instructor's approval.  Students who are 18 years old upon completion of  the class, may apply to sit for the EMSA (Emergency Medical Services Agency) exam, and apply for Orange County EMT certification.  

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is designed to meet the requirements of the California Department of Health while preparing the student who successfully completes it to render pre-hospital care and basic life support to patients under emergency conditions.  The course includes the theory and practice of advanced first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation with the use of limited equipment as it applies to the ill or injured at the scene and during transport to a general acute care hospital.

 

Details

  • Industry Sector: Public Services
  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Prerequisite: Completion of Medical Careers and Emergency Medical Responder classes; must be at least 17 years of age on class start date.
  • Class Hours: 192
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): 24
  • Level: Capstone
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: ROP Career Pathway Completion Certificate; American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Card; Eligibility for National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam; OCEMS
  • Class Location(s): La Habra HS, NOCROP Regional Courses
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.

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