EMT Courses Offered at Little to No Cost

(Lamar, Colorado; April 2, 2013) Interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)? Lamar Community College will offer EMT training at little or no cost to you. Courses begin on April 29th and will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 6-9:30p with an additional four Saturdays planned. The courses are scheduled to run through August 1st.

An EMT is a staff member of a basic life support ambulance providing routine and emergency care and transportation of the sick and injured. Many students also use the EMT training program to obtain entry level positions in healthcare fields.

Upon successful completion of LCC’s program, participants should be able to perform complex skills such as spinal immobilization, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), assisting patients with medications, performing patient assessments, performing CPR and taking vital signs. Successful graduates are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Computerized Test. The exam is required to become a certified EMT in the State of Colorado. The EMT course may also be used as an elective toward a general studies degree.

Lamar Community College has been awarded a grant through the Daniels Foundation for scholarships to assist area citizens and EMT volunteers to receive training as EMT’s at little or no cost. Those who have a desire to help our community and its members are asked to contact Brandon Sherwood at 719.336.1629 or EMS@lamarcc.edu.

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