IUP to offer online-hybrid training course for EMTs
December 07, 2013 10:49 AM

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Emergency Services Training will offer an emergency medical technician (EMT) training online-hybrid course starting Jan. 22 at the IUP Monroeville Center, 400 Penn Center, Pittsburgh (Wilkins Township).

This program is primarily designed for emergency management services personnel, but is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies including fire and rescue personnel, nurses, coaches, athletic trainers and safety professionals.

Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs certification exams for Pennsylvania and national certification.

The course is certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and is approved by the Veterans Administration for benefits.

This course is designed for students who are self-motivated and technologically proficient with standard computer applications. Students will need regular access to a reliable computer with current operating system, active email account, robust Internet connection and current Flash player. Students will complete required course lessons online and attend skill labs at the IUP Monroeville Center. Students must be at least 18 years of age to enroll.

In addition to online and lab sessions, students must complete 10 patient contacts at an approved site in the Monroeville or Indiana area, which will require up-to-date immunizations and TB test, criminal clearances and malpractice insurance.

Additional fees to meet these requirements and National Registry of EMT certification exam fees are not included in the course fee.

The course will include lab sessions at the IUP Monroeville Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 15, March 1 and 15, April 12 and 26, and May 3.

The cost is $600, which includes the textbook. Registration is due by Jan. 8 and must include a $100 nonrefundable deposit.

Late registrations will be accepted if space is available.

For a registration form or for more information, call (724) 357-4051 or visit the website at http://www.iup. edu/est.

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