Oxnard, CA – The need for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics is expected to grow by 23 percent in California through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections. In order to meet this growing demand, Charter College is offering an EMT program through its Oxnard campus.
The EMT program will begin in September 2014, allowing students to complete the EMT program in 10 weeks, which includes 184 contact hours. The course will present the curriculum necessary to meet the educational requirements for the Emergency Medical Technician basic licensure requirements in most states.
“There’s a shortage of people in the medical field due to the aging population and the continuously increasing need for medical personnel,” said Bonnie Gerber, EMT Program Chair for Charter College. “This presents a tremendous opportunity for people looking for a rewarding, steady career.”
After learning the basic life support skills necessary to handle emergencies, EMT students will be exposed to various medical emergencies and simulated lab exercises that teach basic patient triage and trauma treatment.
- Foundation in anatomy and physiology
- Airway management
- Oxygen therapy
- Patient assessment
- Patient triage including treatment of shock, control of bleeding, cardiac arrest
- Trauma treatment including fractures, spinal immobilization, and appropriate pharmacology and medication administration
Details on the program are available at Oxnardemt.com
or by calling 855-491-8002.
Charter College is a private, independent institution of higher education, providing students with a career-focused education in growing job fields that include health care, business, information technology, criminal justice, the legal field, and select trades. Charter College operates college campuses in California, Washington State, Alaska and operates an online program.