CTC to offer night EMT courses with the fall semester

Central Texas College (CTC) is offering evening Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
(EMT-B) courses in the fall 2013 semester. The Clinical Emergency Medical Technology/Technician course (EMSP 1160) and the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMSP 1401) are available Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:50 p.m. The 16-week courses, which are approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services, include 128 classroom hours and 96 clinical/field internship hours.

Each course provides training in the skills necessary to administer emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an ambulance or other specialized services. “These two courses are offered together as part of the EMT certification process,” noted Tammy Samarripa, CTC EMT/Paramedic program director. “Students completing these courses are eligible to take the National Registry Certification exam. And those who pass the test are able to apply for positions with local emergency services and hospitals as an EMT-B. Certification as an EMT-B allows for entrance into the Advanced EMT/Paramedic (AEMT) programs.”

Interested students must complete the application process for the CTC EMT/Paramedic program before registering for these classes. As part of the application process, students must provide copies of a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR and copies of either their high school/GED transcript/diploma or college transcripts. Students must also provide proof of several inoculations including MMR 1 and 2, Tetanus/Dip taken in the last 10 years, PPD results less than 90 days old, proof of most recent influenza vaccination, hepatitis B series and varicella or documented proof of chicken pox immunizations. Students are required to take a background and drug screen prior to entrance into the program.

The CTC EMT/Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). It is one of only 35 nationally-accredited EMT programs in Texas. For more information on this and other EMT/AEMT/Paramedic courses, including refresher courses, offered at CTC, contact the CTC Nursing Department at 254-526-1265 or 254-526-1479.

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