Emergency Medical Technician Pathway
The West Ada Career Technical Education (CTE) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program gives students who are considering a career as a first responder, the perfect mix of hands on experience, skilled training and instruction. Students will follow a challenging, yet rewarding curriculum which covers all topics of first responder training including medical terminology, first aid and CPR, anatomy and physiology, basic life support and basic medical skills.
In addition, students will also have the opportunity to train on an ambulance as well as in a state of the art classroom lab, both located at the CTE Center- Renaissance Campus. Students who advance to the 'EMT-Basic' class during their senior year, will have the opportunity to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination as well as receive their BLS CPR card.
Pathway Course Sequence:
- Health Professions
10th grade, full year class
- Medical Terminology for Health Professions
11th grade, semester class
- EMT Basic A&B
12th grade, full year class
- Health Professions
Did You Know?
There are actual four (4) levels of emergency service licensure in the state of Idaho:
- First Responder
- Advanced EMT
Each level hold an unique role, set of skills and knowledge, as well as pay grade. The biggest differences between a paramedic and an EMT-Basic is the training hours and scope of the experiences. EMTs usually complete 160+ hours of coursework, while a Paramedic's coursework ranges from 1,200-1,800 hours of training.
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Real Life Situations
While in the Emergency Medical Technician program, students will put their skills to test through the practice of simulation drills. By utilizing industry tools, equipment, the CTE program ambulance, as well as partnerships with local agencies, students will go through the motions of real life scenarios such as automobile accidents and search and rescue missions.
CTE Center- Renaissance Campus
The EMT program creates an unique academic experience for students in the pathway. Students will take their 10th grade Health Professions class at their zoned-home high school, followed by the remainder of the pathway at the CTE Center-Renaissance Campus.
The CTE Center-Renaissance Campus is located on the Renaissance High School campus, in Meridian, Idaho. This campus features a state of the art career technical facility, housing numerous CTE programs as well as serving students as a School of Choice High School that focuses on academic rigor and college readiness.