If you want an exciting career in a fast-paced health care field, this EMT Basic program can be your foundation for a rewarding job. Learn the basics of the structure and functions of the human body plus the signs to base decisions about emergency pre-hospital care. This course covers common emergency illnesses and injuries as well as initial care and treatment modalities. You will learn oxygen therapy and airway maintenance, cardiac arrest management, trauma care and other aspects of emergency care.
While the program is intended to prepare you for work in a basic life support service, you will also be prepared to perform basic emergency care in other settings. Local job opportunities include area hospitals, fire departments and EMS agencies.