Course includes emergency care skills, including management of bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest and emergency childbirth. Also addresses patient assessment skills and the use and maintenance of common emergency equipment.

Completion of this course with a grade of B or better qualifies students to sit for the state or national exam. This course requires a permit after acceptance requirements have been completed and approved by the Health Science Program Coordinator.


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Credit Hours

10 credit hours (5 lecture hours, 10 lab hours)


Must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent, and pass the Writing Essay Placement Test Score-Category One and Reading Placement Test Score-Category One or Fire Science 2283 with a grade of B or better. Admission to program is required.

Technical Requirements

Students must have regular access to the Internet and a computer. Courses are administered through Blackboard, so students will also need a compatible OS and browser. A list of recommended software can be found here.

Time Requirements

Students can expect to spend 12-14 hours each week completing the work required for the course plus additional time for in-field practice.