Porterville College career and technical education programs provide students with opportunities to obtain an education that reflects the needs of the community and anticipate changes in demands in business and industry. Students completing CTE programs at Porterville College are in high demand in the job market.
Research indicates that over 75% of all new jobs require post-secondary education, making vocational training more important than ever.
Porterville College is responding to the expanding demands for highly trained workers and for the needs of workers who wish to change careers.
The certificate is required by the State of California EMS Agency through the County of Tulare (or other certifying county) for certification of Emergency Medical Technician I. The certification is required for employment as an EMT I. The student must be 18 years of age by the end of the course to be certified as specified by the California Department of Health.
Program Learning Outcomes: Describe and demonstrate the proper patient assessment procedure for medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, airway management, breathing, and circulation interventions; describe and explain the patho-physiology of common diseases in the pre-hospital setting; describe the role and identify the responsibilities of the EMT-Basic; pass the national Registry Examination for certification as an EMT-Basic.
Completion of six and half (6.5) units required to receive this skills award.
Students may earn this certificate by completing the required courses with a minimum grade of "C".