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Emergency Medical Technician- Basic, C.T.C.


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CAREER AND TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES - SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH

The certificate program in EMT- Basic introduces the student to basic life support treatments of the sick and injured in the pre-hospital setting.  Skills include treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest, application of bandages, splinting devices, traction devices, spinal immobilization, and pneumatic anti-shock garments. 

Successful completion allows the graduate to become state and nationally certified as an Emergency Medical Technician- Basic.  Certified EMT- Basics are eligible to apply for positions in the oil and gas industry, safety response teams, pre-hospital healthcare, fire departments, police departments, emergency rooms, and any area in which a tiered response team is currently in use.

The certificate program in Emergency Medical Technician- Basic is a limited admissions program.  In addition to applying to the college, prospective students must complete an application to the program in the School of Allied Health admissions office.  Applications are reviewed by a committee on admissions for Emergency Medical Technician and evaluated on an impartial basis.   

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  • Perform a primary assessment and provide appropriate management of life-threatening conditions (SLO #1)
  • Evaluate patients exhibiting signs and symptoms of infectious diseases and perform the appropriate personal safety measures (SLO #2)
  • Evaluate patients exhibiting signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest and perform the appropriate treatment according to national protocols (SLO #3)
  • Evaluate patients exhibiting signs and symptoms of hypoglycemic emergencies and perform the appropriate treatment according to national protocols (SLO #4)
  • Evaluate patients exhibiting signs and symptoms of respiratory emergencies and perform the appropriate treatment according to national protocols (SLO #5).

REQUIRED COURSES IN MAJOR


Required grade of “C” or higher.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 8


NOTE:


See Graduation Requirements .

Students planning to pursue a baccalaureate program should contact that receiving institution for determination of course transferability. A listing of Delgado courses can be found by following this link: Transfer List 

Suggested Sequence


First semester


Total: 8 credit hours


TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 8


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