EMS 131◊ Emergency Medical Technician

7 credits

Emergency Medical Technicians, "EMT"s are trained in basic emergency skills and rescue techniques based on the guidelines and recommendations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Standard Curriculum and the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services. Upon completion, students become eligible to take the state licensure exam and will receive training from the American Heart Association (AHA), Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI). A minimum grade of a ‘B’ is required to enable students to sit for the licensure exam. Students must also be 18 years of age.

Prerequisite: High school graduate or GED and placement score in or concurrent enrollment to achieve college-level reading and writing

Lecture: 5 hours

Laboratory: 3 hours

Clinical Laboratory: .5 hour

(course fee required)