Atlantic Cape Offers New Emergency Medical Technician Program
November 14, 2016
The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College, in partnership with Mutual Aid Emergency Services, will provide the New Jersey Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician Course, beginning Feb. 2, at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.
The 230-hour course is open to candidates interested in obtaining the necessary skills and education to provide emergency medical care as a pre-hospital health care provider. The program will enable participants with the proper training and critical thinking skills to obtain their EMT Certification through either the State of New Jersey and/or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Certification qualifies the candidate for various volunteer and career positions throughout New Jersey as well as other states recognizing NREMT or NJ certification. EMTs are widely used in hospitals, ambulances, patient transport units, racetracks, sports stadiums, concerts and bike teams.
Coursework includes adult and pediatric medical and trauma assessment, basic airway support, use of AED, assisting patients with and administration of medication, splinting, bleeding control and lifting, transferring and transporting stretchers and patients.
Students who successfully complete the course requirements will earn certificates in I-100 Incident Command, I-700 National Incident Management System, I-907 Active Shooter, Hazardous Materials Awareness, CBRNE Awareness and WMC Awareness.
The class meets 6-10 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays, or Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Feb. 2, and costs $1,895.
For more information or to register, contact 609-343-5655 or visit www.atlantic.edu/conted.