HOLYOKE — Registration is now open for Emergency Medical Technician training for fall 2020 at Holyoke Community College.
HCC’s EMT Basic Course (EMT-B) begins Sept. 15 and runs through Dec. 17, 2020. The program consists of 170 hours of in-person and remote training for the state certification exam. Approved by the Mass. Office of Emergency Medical Services, the course covers all aspects of emergency care including patient handling, extrication, communication, working with law enforcement, legal issues, ethics in emergency medicine, use of medical equipment, safe and sane transportation, and much more.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. About 40 hours of in-person sessions will be held at HCC’s Center for Health Education & Simulation, 404 Jarvis Ave., Holyoke, and make extensive use of the facility’s medical simulation labs.