Georgetown-Have you ever considered becoming an emergency medical technician? To find out if this is the right career for you, attend a free information session for a new EMT certification course on May 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is expected to increase nine percent from 2008 to 2018.
The 180-hour Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certification Course will be held from June 7 to September 29 on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In the EMT course, students will learn medical terminology, skills needed for basic pre-hospital care, technical knowledge to record patient information, how to transport patients and monitor vital signs. They also will learn how to communicate with patients and their families, medical professionals, law enforcement and other emergency service professionals.
Graduates of the EMT-Basic Certification Course receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam.
This course is taught by William Matthews, NREMT-P, owner of Pre-Hospital Interventions (PHI), which has provided emergency medical education since 2004. PHI is recognized as an Emergency Medical Education Entity by the Delaware Office of Emergency Medical Services and the State Fire Prevention Commission.
Funding through the Department of Labor is available for this course. For more information, contact Delaware Techs Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.