EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN ACADEMY- 17 COLLEGE CREDITS
Instructor: Lord Fairfax Community College EMS Faculty
Grade Level(s): 12 preferred
Credit Courses for Academy Attendees: Bio 145, ENG 111, SDV 101, EMS 112, EMS 113, EMS 100, and EMS 120
Enrollment: Application Process- application available in high school guidance office
Grading: LFCC grading policy
This course prepares students for certification as a Virginia and National Registry EMR and EMT/B and including all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National curriculum for Emergency Medical Technician/Basic.
Students focus on the roles and responsibilities of emergency rescue workers, basic medical terminology, and health care skills that include first aid; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; aseptic technique; and related anatomy, physiology, and disease knowledge. Supervised work education at a rescue squad is a component of this course. Students will complete certification requirements for CPR/First Aid. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the EMT credentialing exam and seek employment within the community. This course is recommended for students interested in the following careers: Paramedic, Fire Fighter, Emergency Room nurse, ER Physician, flight paramedic, etc.