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Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (High School)

This Emergency Medical Technician Program (EMT) is designed to take high school students with little or no medical background and teach them to work on an ambulance using Basic Life Support Measures.  
This career education program is set up for students who are currently enrolled in high school and are taking the class as a part of their high school education. If you have graduated from high school and wish to enroll in an EMT program see the Emergency Medical Technician; Adult education program Information.

Topics during the program include; medical legal considerations, basic anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, airway adjuncts and oxygen administration, cardio pulmonary resuscitation, managing traumatic injuries as well as medical emergencies, hazardous materials and ambulance operations.

The minimum psychomotor skills required of the EMT include;

  • Airway and Breathing
    Insertion of airway adjuncts intended to go into the oropharynx or nasopharynx
    Use of positive pressure ventilation devices such as manually triggered ventilators and automatic transport ventilators
  • Pharmacological Interventions
    Assist patients in taking their own prescribed medications
    Administration of the following over-the-counter medications with appropriate medical oversight:
    Oral glucose for suspected hypoglycemia
    Aspirin for chest pain of suspected ischemic origin
  • Trauma Care
    Application and inflation of the pneumatic anti-shock garment (BASIC) for fracture stabilization 

The EMT student in this program will also receive training in Professionalism, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the EMT, a program that is designed to help the EMT better understand and function as part of the team  during the resuscitation of person in cardiac arrest.  An emergency vehicle operations class (CEVO III) is also included in this EMT program to include a driving portion the the class.  

Upon successful completion of this program students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Certification Exam for EMT-Basic. It should be noted that students must be 18 years of age before taking the exam.

Become a Nationally Registered EMT!

  • If you are interested you must be 18 years old at the time you test for your Emergency Medical Technician certification.
  • High School students should see their guidance counselor or contact the CTC EMS program office for further enrollment information.
  • The student must submit an application for the program
  • Students will be required to provide three letters of reference from current high school teachers, and will be given a time for an interview with the program director, other EMS instructors, program medical director and members of the EMS program advisory committee.

    After completing the interview you will be notified of your acceptance.

    Classes will meet 8:25 - 10:45 am Monday-Friday throughout the school year.

Contact us if you have other questions regarding the program!