Mon, Apr 14th, 2014

Hocking College School of Public Safety Services will offer an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Advanced Certification class beginning May 19 from 6-10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during summer semester.

Current students waiting to begin Paramedic training and professionals already in the field that desire to upgrade their certification level are encouraged to enroll. Ohio Basic EMT certification is a prerequisite for the Advanced Certification class.  This class is designed to provide instruction in the Department of Transportation (DOT) National Standards Curriculum for Paramedics.

Hocking College also offers different levels of fire training at a certificate level, as well as a degree program. In the future, the college plans to offer various types of Emergency Medical Services and Fire classes in the evening in order to meet the needs of non-traditional students.

Curtis Martin, Hocking College EMS Coordinator, stresses the benefits and importance of this program stating, "The Advanced EMT course gives the EMT student or practicing professional the opportunity to enhance their skills and better serve their patient and community. The course offers advanced skills in IVs, medication administration, and increased knowledge in all aspects of EMS. It is the goal of the EMS staff at Hocking College to make the student successful in class, be able to successfully pass the National registry Exam, and become a confident and integral part of the health care system."

Contact Curtis Martin at 740.753.6473 / for more information about the EMT Advanced class or the Hocking College Fire and Emergency Services Program.

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