8 credit hours.
The EMT-Basic is designed to prepare students to enter into the pre-hospital care field by participating in classroom lectures, performing skills in lab settings, and continuing the learning process in a field experience in the hospital emergency room and riding with ambulance services/fire department EMTs.
Students must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED on file in Student Services. Perspective students need to have a current CPR card or registered for a CPR class.
Please read the EMT oath regarding the level of professionalism expected in this profession.
Criminal background checks are required by all field experience providers. Students will be required to complete a criminal background history at their own expense through a college selected provider prior to any field experience.
Additional supplies, uniforms, and equipment such as stethoscope, scissors, etc., must be purchased by the student prior to the field experience at a cost of approximately $100.
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