Noncredit EMT Instruction to Be Offered at Four Sites in Region

Published 10.19.2015

Penn College at Wellsboro
Workforce Development

A noncredit Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning in mid-January, will be offered in four locations by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The course meets National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards and Instructional Guidelines and is intended to prepare students for National Registry cognitive and psychomotor examinations at the EMT level.

The course comprises 50 hours of lecture and 100 hours of face-to-face learning. Students will select one of four sites: the college's main campus in Williamsport, Penn College at Wellsboro, Sullivan County Emergency Services in Laporte or Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg. The clinical portion will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays (Evangelical), Tuesdays and Thursdays (Sullivan County and Williamsport) and Mondays and Thursdays (Wellsboro).

Content will be delivered through a "flipped" mastery learning model that employs Internet-based, streaming video education. Students will watch pre-recorded videos that support comprehension and reinforce key concepts. Practical learning includes case studies and skill drills to apply their understanding with hands-on activities. Experiential learning during ambulance rotations affords “real-world” immersion into the environment of practice.

Seating is limited and the registration deadline is 3 p.m. Dec. 17.

For more information, contact WDCE at 570-327-4775.

For more about the college, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.