Grades:  11-12                                                                                                  Credit:  3.0

    Prerequisites:  Minimum of a 2.5 GPA; 90% attendance record at home high school; good reading, writing, and math skills.  An interview with the instructor prior to enrollment in class is mandatory for EMT and Firefighter I & II.

    Articulated Credit:  Metropolitan Community College; may be earned for 8 college credit hours.

    Basic life support and emergency care skills taught. The student receives instruction for the skills necessary to detect signs, symptoms, and procedures of field management for emergency medical situations. Students will also receive training for certification in Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations and National Incident Management System (NIMS 100, 200, & 700).  Clinical observations on local ambulance services occur after class time, and students will need to provide their own transportation to these locations. A class uniform will be required.  This course is both a physical and knowledge demanding course and students will participate in active physical training.  Successful completion of all requirements allows the student to be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT practical and written examinations.  The student must be 18 years of age to take the examinations.

     Program Associated Student Certification:  Emergency Medical Technician Basic Training