• EMT Basic
     
    Instructor:  Becky Mercer
     
    emt logo Lives often depend on the quick reactions and competent care of emergency medical professionals. People in Emergency Medical Services must respond quickly, often making split-second decisions, which mean the difference between life and death. Students in this program will learn, through a combination of classroom and hands-on experiences, the care and transportation of the sick and injured essentials of lifesaving through emergency medical procedures.
     
    Program Overview 
     
    This program includes instruction for becoming an Emergency Medical Technician - Basic. Students will assess simulated patients involved in trauma and medical accidents, learn CPR, and learn how to operate during other medical emergencies. Graduates are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT’s examination. Entry level positions in this field require passage of this exam.  Advancement in this field requires passage of the Paramedic Exam.

    Program Length 

    High School students complete this program in one year (senior year). Hillyard Technical Center follows the St. Joseph School District Calender. Please go the SJSD home page and click on the District Info tab for all calendars.
     
    This program is also offered as a full time evening program.  For information on the EMT night program, contact John Delee, Adult Program Coordinator, at 816-671-4170 or email him at john.delee@sjsd.k12.mo.us. 
     
    Program Admission Requirements

    High school students must be 18 years of age by May 1 of their senior year and a have valid driver's license

    Articulated college credit is available through this program. For more information, click here.

    Secondary students (those currently in high school) must apply through their high school counselor.