Fall semester EMT class to be taught in Yreka

College of the Siskiyous is offering a fall semester Emergency Medical Technician class (EMS 1001-02 / #7031) at the Yreka Campus. This six-unit class will meet Monday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, and on Saturdays (TBA) beginning August 20 and continuing until the end of the semester, December 10.

This is a great class for anyone wanting knowledge in how to care for people in an emergency situation. The knowledge and experience gained in class can help in almost any field of work or life – camping, firefighting, coaching, lifeguard, camp volunteer, outdoor enthusiast, etc. It is a fun, exciting class with opportunities to be in the hospital and on the ambulance.

This course provides the instruction necessary to prepare for the EMT Certification examination. The course subject material includes: the function of the body systems, airway, trauma, medical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric emergencies. Students will be required to spend a minimum of 24 hours observing emergency care providers outside of classroom; must pass a background test; pass the National Registry Exam (additional fee and location); hold a current CPR card and be 18 years of age to receive Sierra Sacramento-Valley (SSV) EMS EMT certification.

For registration information about COS classes offered, call the Admissions and Records Office at (530) 938‐5500. The Weed Campus can also be reached by calling (530) 938‐5555 or toll‐free (888) 397‐4339. Register in person at the Weed or Yreka campus or register online at http://www.siskiyous.edu/admissions/enrollmentsteps.htm.

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