Central Texas College will offer evening courses this fall for students looking to become emergency medical technicians.

Those courses will include clinical emergency medical technology/technician course and the emergency medical technician-basic, and will run from 5:30 to 9:50 p.m Mondays and Wednesdays.

According to the college, the courses will provide students with the skills necessary to administer emergency medical care at a basic life-support level with an ambulance or other specialized services.

“These two courses are offered together as part of the EMT certification process,” said Tammy Samarripa, CTC EMT/paramedic program director. “Students completing these courses are eligible to take the National Registry Certification exam, and those who pass the test are able to apply for positions with local emergency services and hospitals as an EMT-B.”

Samarripa said certification as an EMT-B allows students to enter into the advanced EMT/paramedic programs.

Students who want to take the courses must apply.

Potential students must provide copies of a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR and copies of either their high school/GED transcript/diploma or college transcripts. In addition, prospective students must provide proof of inoculations, including MMR 1 and 2, tetanus/dip taken in the last 10 years, PPD results less than 90 days old, proof of most recent influenza vaccination, hepatitis B series and varicella or documented proof of chicken pox immunizations.

Background checks and a drug screening must be completed prior to entrance in the program.

Contact Chris McGuinness at chrism@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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