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Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT120)

9.0 Semester Hours

This course emphasizes emergency medical care skills and teaches these skills in a job-related context based on the Department of Transportation (DOT) National Standard Curriculum. Course content includes the care of individuals with various traumatic/emergent medical conditions, as well as training in the use of medical equipment and materials. This course prepares the student for either the State licensure examination for the State Emergency Medical Technician Basic or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician Examination through the Illinois Department of Public Health. Repeatable to a maximum of 36 semester hours; 9 semester hours may apply to a degree or certificate.

Prereq: Reading assessment; CPR training (American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer); 17.5 years of age or older; ability to lift a pre-determined weight.

Note: Students must submit proof of current CPR or Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers to the instructor on the first day of class and are required to purchase a stethoscope. The State of Illinois requires completion of GED or a high school diploma prior to testing for certification, and that students be at least 18 years of age to test. Proof of a tuberculosis test and current immunizations must be submitted to the instructor prior to the first day of the emergency room experience.

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