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Registration Open for Fall 2019 EMT Training at HCC

HOLYOKE — Registration is now open for the next emergency medical technician training program at Holyoke Community College (HCC).

The fall 2019 HCC EMT Basic (EMT-B) course begins Tuesday, Sept. 17 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 19. The program consists of 13 weeks (170-plus hours) of in-class lectures and additional online study, training, field trips, and workshops designed to prepare students for the state certification exam. The training takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. and select Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center for Health Education & Simulation on Jarvis Avenue, the state-of-the-art home of HCC’s Nursing and Radiologic Technology programs.

The course is taught by local EMT Mike Marafuga and covers all aspects of emergency care, including patient handling, extrication, and communication, and makes extensive use of the center’s medical-simulation labs.

For more information or to register, contact Michele Cabral at (413) 552-2257 or mcabral@hcc.edu, or visit www.hcc.edu/workforce.