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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Emergency Medical Technician course (HEA140A) prepares students for a career administering first response treatment in emergency situations. This course covers all techniques of emergency medical care including legal, moral, and emotional needs of persons involved in emergency situations. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of the ill and injured and appropriate emergency care procedures as required by the State of California, EMS Authority, and El Dorado County for the best quality patient care. This course includes four hours of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training. Students will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of illness or injury and appropriate emergency treatment according to the scope of practice of EMT-I governed by the State of California and El Dorado County. Attendance is mandatory at the first class and all class meetings in order to receive certification.
Student Notice: The EMT courses at Lake Tahoe Community College are extremely popular and fill very quickly. Courses are offered every fall, winter and spring quarter
Lake Tahoe Community College also offers an EMT Refresher class that meets the two-year reinstatement of the EMT certificate by El Dorado County according to the guidelines set forth by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Agency.
Upon successful completion of HEA140A, students are eligible to take their National Registry Exam in order to be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
Gainful Employment Information (Emergency Medical Tech, FIR option)
Related Occupations: Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), Emergency Medical Services
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