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Noncredit EMT Course Scheduled for Four Sites in Area

A noncredit Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning the week of Aug. 15, will be offered at 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 practical learning. Students will select one of four sites: Penn 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. 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 videos that support comprehension and reinforce key concepts.

Face-to-face learning includes case studies and skill drills to apply students’ 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. Aug. 5.

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

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

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