Delta Region MS

CAREER TYPE

Emergency Medical Technician

EMTs and paramedics typically do the following: Respond to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or bandaging a wound. Assess a patient's condition and determine a course of treatment. Provide first-aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured patients.

CAREER TYPE KEY FACTS:

Salary Range Potential: $35,000-$45,000+

Class Types:

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TRAINING CENTER PROGRAMS

EMT-Basic-Emergency Medical Technician

This is a one semester (16 week) certificate program designed to prepare students for employment as an Emergency Medical Technician in a medical transport facility or agency. Application must be completed by July for admission to the fall class and by December for the Spring class.

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  Day and Night Classes:

Day

Pre-requisites required:
Students who apply for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program must meet the following requirements: Completed application Official copy of high school transcript or Official GED passing scores Copy of Official ACT score (if not on the high school transcript) Test for Adult Basic Education Test (TABE) scores with a minimum of 10 in Math and Reading** Copy of Drivers License Social Security Card Immunization Record showing: MMR Hepatitis B series (can be completed after entry to program) Varicella or chicken pox shot or titers (can be completed after entry to program) 2-step TB skin test Flu Shot *Criminal Background and Drug Screen will be required upon admission

Length of Program
1 semester

Summary of Program Requirements
Students who apply for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program must meet the following requirements: Completed application Official copy of high school transcript or Official GED passing scores Copy of Official ACT score (if not on the high school transcript) Test for Adult Basic Education Test (TABE) scores with a minimum of 10 in Math and Reading** Copy of Drivers License Social Security Card Immunization Record showing: MMR Hepatitis B series (can be completed after entry to program) Varicella or chicken pox shot or titers (can be completed after entry to program) 2-step TB skin test Flu Shot *Criminal Background and Drug Screen will be required upon admission

Skills Needed
Speaking, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation Judgment and Decision Making, Active Learning, Coordination, Persuasion, Science, Operation Monitoring
Coahoma Community College
Clarksdale

Contact
Tony Brooks
(662) 621-4159.




 
EMT-Basic-Emergency Medical Technician

Subject matter covered prepares the individual to respond to medical emergency calls, evaluate the nature of the emergency, take appropriate prompt action to reduce the medical hazards, transport to the receiving station, and serve as technical assistant to the emergency room staff of general hospitals. Specific course content is based on the National Department of Transportation and the National Standards Curriculum. The 135-hour course is offered by the State Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, with the cooperation of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, the Mississippi State Department of Health, and the 85 American College of Surgeons-Mississippi Committee on Trauma, through the Community/Junior College system.

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Pre-requisites required:
In order to be considered for admission to this class you must have the following information on file in the Admission Counselor’s Office: 1. A completed EMCC application 2. A copy of your valid driver’s license showing you to be 18 years of age (or older) by the beginning date of the course 3. All official College transcripts 4. An official high school transcript showing date of graduation or official passing GED scores 5. This program requires an ACT composite of 16. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times and locations. 6. A current copy of your national Registry EMT-Basic certification. 7. A copy of your current and valid CPR (Health Care Provider Level) Certification Card 8. Physical examination by physician of choice. The physical must be dated within six months prior to the beginning of the EMT course. The student must take the Hepatitis B vaccination, (HEP-1, HEP-2, HEP-3), and the 2-Step Tuberculin Skin Test. Students must provide proof vaccinations have been taken. Prior to beginning clinical or field internships, students must provide proof of a current flu vaccination. 9. Drug screen within 10 working days prior to beginning of class with negative results. 10. Must have completed Anatomy and Physiology I within the last 5 years with a grade of C or better prior to entry into the Paramedic program

Length of Program
165 hours

Summary of Program Requirements
In order to be considered for admission to this class you must have the following information on file in the Admission Counselor’s Office: 1. A completed EMCC application 2. A copy of your valid driver’s license showing you to be 18 years of age (or older) by the beginning date of the course 3. All official College transcripts 4. An official high school transcript showing date of graduation or official passing GED scores 5. This program requires an ACT composite of 16. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times and locations. 6. A current copy of your national Registry EMT-Basic certification. 7. A copy of your current and valid CPR (Health Care Provider Level) Certification Card 8. Physical examination by physician of choice. The physical must be dated within six months prior to the beginning of the EMT course. The student must take the Hepatitis B vaccination, (HEP-1, HEP-2, HEP-3), and the 2-Step Tuberculin Skin Test. Students must provide proof vaccinations have been taken. Prior to beginning clinical or field internships, students must provide proof of a current flu vaccination. 9. Drug screen within 10 working days prior to beginning of class with negative results. 10. Must have completed Anatomy and Physiology I within the last 5 years with a grade of C or better prior to entry into the Paramedic program

Skills Needed
Speaking, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation Judgment and Decision Making, Active Learning, Coordination, Persuasion, Science, Operation Monitoring
East MS Community College


Contact
Yolandra Beck
662.243.2613
ybeck@eastms.edu



 
EMT-Basic-Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technology-Basic is an instructional program that prepares individuals to function in the pre-hospital environment. The EMT-Basic program provides instruction in basic life support care of sick and injured persons. This includes: airway assessment, communications, documentation, general pharmacology, hemorrhage control, ambulance operations, and splinting of adult, pediatric and infant patients; and special care of patients exposed to heat, cold, radiation or contagious disease.

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  Day and Night Classes:

Night Classes

Pre-requisites required:
Be at least 18 years of age Be a high school or GED graduate Attain an 18 on the ACT or a 12 on the TABE

Length of Program
1 semester

Summary of Program Requirements
Be at least 18 years of age Be a high school or GED graduate Attain an 18 on the ACT or a 12 on the TABE

Skills Needed
Speaking, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation Judgment and Decision Making, Active Learning, Coordination, Persuasion, Science, Operation Monitoring
Northwest MS Community College


Contact
Dave Kuchta
662-562-3986
http://www.northwestms.edu/index.php/dkuchta@northwestms.edu
Jennifer Lance
662-562-1127
jlance@northwestms.edu