PRCC- Emergency Medical Technician Course - PRCC Woodall Advanced Technology Center
Career Training Opportunity for graduating seniors. PRCC is currently accepting applications for their Emergency Medical Technician Course. Applications are available in the counseling center or online at http://www.prcc.edu/workforce/emt.
As an EMT, you can provide basic out-of-hospital emergency care or Basic Life Support (BLS). Training consists of about 140 hours of education. You will learn how to assess a patient for injury or illness, administer CPR, control bleeding, maintain the airway passage, and prevent shock. You will be able to respond to respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies. Your education will cover anatomy, physiology, muscular skeletal injury care, childbirth, Pediatric emergency care, applying splints and bandages, and moving and transporting patients.
To work in this field you must enroll and pass the EMT-Basic educational course. You will next become nationally certified once you pass the computer based exam to demonstrate your entry level competency. After you become nationally certified, you will need to apply for state certification, allowing you to practice in this field.
- Must be 18 years old
- Will need proof of the following:
- Must have completed high school or obtained a GED
- Must have a 16 or better on the ACT exam taken after October 1989 or a 12 if taken before October 1989
- Must score a 10 or better on the TABE test
- Must have a current CPR for Healthcare Providers card
- Must complete the application
- Hepatitis B vaccination started prior to clinical or ambulance run portion of the class.
- Physically fit per physical examination by physician
PRCC-Practical Nursing Dual Enrollment Program
Current high school juniors are eligible to apply to PRCC’s Practical Nursing Dual Enrollment Program for Fall 2016. Applications are available in the counseling center or online. Applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled.