Advanced Emergency Services (Emergency Medical Technician) – 9265

Grade Level: 12 Credits: 2 Type: Practical Art

School: CACC

Prerequisite: Passing grades for both semesters (averaging 70% or higher) in Emergency Medical Responder, Family Care Safety Registry background check (social security card needed for FCSR check), influenza vaccine, drug test, discipline review for violence, insubordination, drugs and stealing. Preference is given to students with a record of strong attendance patterns. Prerequisites may vary depending on current industry standards for employment and access to healthcare facilities, including COVID vaccinations and TB testing. 

Get ready to be in the back of an ambulance helping real patients! With a strong foundation of medical knowledge from the previous year, learn more advanced medical procedures with state-of-the-art equipment and up-to-date industry procedures and apply these skills in a clinical setting on real patients. In addition to emergency care of normal body systems, you will also study emergency care for communicable diseases, alcohol and drug abuse, childbirth, and physical/sexual assault while diving deeper into anatomy and physiology. At the end of this course, students will be eligible to take the national registry test to apply for a Missouri State License as an Emergency Medical Technician. With an EMT license, graduates may enter the medical profession as an ambulance EMT (required by all Missouri fire departments), emergency room technician or patient care technician in multiple hospital departments. Every student will have an opportunity to advance personal and professional skills through participation in HOSA or SkillsUSA.

Related: Students will need strong reading skills due to the postsecondary level of the content.