Salt Lake Community College offers a course for students who want to save lives.
SLCC students who enroll in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course will learn basic life-saving procedures used in all areas of the medical field.
“[Program coordinator] Russ Malone is the man, [he] is full of knowledge and knows what he’s talking about,” says Stockton Trujillo, an SLCC student who has participated in the program.
Part of the Homeland Security Emergency Management program, HSEM 2300 trains students to take vitals, dress wounds and treat broken bones and other injuries.
Students who pass a written exam at the end of the course become certified EMTs.
The 13-week, 160-hour course may also be applied as 10 hours of elective credit.
Any student who takes the class should be CPR certified.
An EMT by definition is a trained medical professional who provides medical care to a sick or injured patient at the scene or on the way to the hospital and determine what additional care will be needed.
EMTs are prepared to help individuals with life-threatening injuries or ailments, and their decisions may influence the outcome of the situation.
Students who earn an EMT license will increase their chances of finding a job in the fast-growing medical field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average pay rate of an EMT is $14.91 per hour.
For more information about the EMT course at SLCC, call 801-957-5200 or 801-957-5287.