Fire Science/ EMT

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C717330+ EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY-Basic (EMT)  

Grades:  11-12  Credit:  3.0

Prerequisites:   Minimum of a 2.5 GPA; 90% attendance record at home high school; good reading, writing, and math skills.  A Interview with the instructor during the sophomore year is mandatory.

Articulated Credit:   Metropolitan Community College may be earned for 8 college credit hours.

Basic life support and emergency care skills taught. The student receives instruction for the skills necessary to detect signs, symptoms, and procedures of field management for emergency medical situations. Clinical observations on local ambulance services occur after class time, students will need to provide their own transportation to these locations. A class uniform will be required.  This course is both a physical and knowledge demanding course.  Successful completion of all requirements allows the student to be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT practical and written examinations.  The student must be 18 years of age to take the examinations.

 

C717331 FIREFIGHTER I & II

Grades:  11-12   Credit:  3.0

Prerequisite:  Minimum of a 2.5 GPA; 90% attendance record; good reading, writing, & math skills. An interview with the instructor prior to enrollment in class is mandatory for EMT and Firefighter I & II.

Articulated Credit:   Metropolitan Community College may be earned for 13 college credit hours.

Upon successful completion of this course the student will have received training for certification as a Firefighter I & II, Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations. A class uniform will be required. This course is both a physical and knowledge demanding course. Successful completion of all required courses allows the student to be eligible for testing as a Firefighter through the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.  The student must be 18 years of age, have a drivers license and high school diploma to receive certification, though the student may test before they are 18. Suggested Requirements: Students have completed at their home school an appropriate standardized test battery (General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), Differential Aptitude Test Battery, and Apticom) and a standardized test of reading achievement. Aptitude batteries assess capacities and abilities necessary to competently perform the responsibilities of the Firefighter/EMT such as learning ability, verbal, numerical and spatial ability, form & clerical perception, motor coordination, finger and manual dexterity, eye-hand-foot coordination, color discrimination. Students are encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA student organization. There is a fee associated with membership for dues. Participation in a fundraiser or optional buyout will be required to help cover charges associated with competitions.

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