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Noncredit EMT Course to Be Offered at Choice of Locations

Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer a new 150-hour, noncredit Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning with the Spring 2015 semester.

The course, comprising 50 hours of streaming online lectures and 100 hours of face-to-face learning, will meet National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards and Instructional Guidelines and prepare students for National Registry cognitive and psychomotor examinations at the EMT level.

The hands-on laboratory portion will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays or on Tuesdays and Thursdays, depending on the location. Students will be able to select one of four sites: the Lycoming Career & Technology Center in Hughesville, the Sullivan County Emergency Resource Communication Center in Laporte, Penn College’s main campus in Williamsport or Penn College at Wellsboro.

A “flipped” mastery learning model – employing Internet-based, streaming video education – will be used to deliver the course content. Students will watch pre-recorded videos that support understanding and reinforce key concepts. Practical learning includes case studies and skill drills, allowing students to apply their understanding to hands-on activities. Experiential learning during ambulance rotations affords “real-world” immersion into the environment of practice.

For more information, contact WDCE at 570-327-4775. For more information about the college, which is celebrating its Centennial throughout 2014, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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