• EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES – CB1222 (Students will be transported to Wilco Career Center)

    Length of Course: 

    One Year 

    Credit: 

    2.5 Credits

    Grade Placement: 

    12

    Prerequisite:

    Appropriate orientation courses and career interest 

    State Code:

    14055A001

    Course Description: Students must have completed three years of science with a ‘B’ or better. The year will focus on preparing students for the multiple career areas related to the Fire Service/Health Care fields. Students will focus on the care, handling, and extrication of the critically ill and injured. Topics will include airway management, patient assessment, vital signs, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, lifting and moving patients, documentation, communication, pharmacology and cardiac emergencies. A heavy emphasis will be put on medical terminology. The EMT-B programs requires students spend sixteen hours off-campus in a hospital emergency room and twenty-four hours of ambulance ride-time in addition to the classroom. Students who successfully complete the course may take the EMT-Basic exam. Dual Credit available through College of DuPage with compliance with department requirements including COMPASS placement or an ACT composite of 20. Estimated cost of participation is $100 plus $20 for the State Exam. Guidance Notes: 30% of time in lab. Heavy emphasis on medical terminology and human anatomy. Certifications may include American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR and EMT-B License