WARSAW — Eight students in the Warsaw Area Career Center recently received their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.
While many people have been taking precautions to protect themselves during this healthcare crisis, eight EMT students from the WACC have been preparing to help fight on the front lines. After completing 185 classroom hours learning how to care for the sick and injured, Angela Martinez-Ortiz, Florisela Araujo, Abigail Lancaster, Tahya Lybarger, David Phillips, Melissa Deming, Shelby Baker and Bethany Johnson all passed their psychrometer exam to become EMTs.
WACC offers an Emergency Medical Services course to prepare students for a state certification which may lead to a career in Emergency Medical Services. Examples of those careers include EMT and Paramedic. Theories, techniques, and operational aspects of pre-hospital emergency care, within the scope and responsibility of the basic emergency medical technician, are covered in this course. Leadership skills are developed and community service opportunities are provided. Course requirements include a total of 32 hours of clinical rotations scheduled in an emergency room and ambulance. These hours are completed outside of the school classroom time.
WACC extends special thanks to EMT course instructors Alicia Elder and Ed Ksiezopolski. Their expertise and dedication to the program helped these students achieve this accomplishment and provided outstanding career opportunities for them all.