Certificate, 16 Credits
The Emergency Medical Care Certificate provides enhanced entry-level job training for employment in a Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance service. Included in the program are ride-along clinical experiences with local Ambulance Services. Upon successful completion of this certificate is the opportunity for National Registry certification, plus the Spanish speaking skills for EMS personnel that employers are seeking. The EMC Certificate prepares and enhances a person’s job opportunities for work as an EMT in a Basic Life Support (BLS) medical transportation service or in an Advanced Life Support (ALS) service that combines EMT's and paramedics. This certificate also serves as a ladder to a paramedic career.
People who work in this career often:
Students accepted and enrolled in an Allied Health Program must complete a Department of Human Services (DHS) background study. The background study will be initiated through the Allied Health Department at the college. Students will receive further details including the DHS privacy practices notice prior to the study being initiated.
Certified by the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB), Riverland provides certification training for Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Responder Refresher, EMT and EMT Refreshers and Transition courses. Riverland is also the Minnesota Chapter for International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) and utilizes certified instructors to provide training for basic and advanced ITLS and Pediatric Trauma Life Support (PTLS) initial and refresher courses. Riverland provides certification courses for the American Heart Association (AHA) First Aid/CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Emergency, Assessment, Recognition (PEARS) taught by certified AHA instructors.
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