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Academy of Health Careers: EMR

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The Academy of Health Careers Pre-Emergency Technician program is an instructional course sequence designed to prepare students to provide initial care to sick or injured persons or as ambulance drivers and attendants. The Emergency Medical Technician may include law enforcement, lifeguard, fire services, fire services, or basic life support-non-licensed personnel who act as part of an Emergency Medical Service team. 

The clinical component of this course will include ride-along with Citrus County EMS personnel on an ambulance. Transportation and PPD (a negative test for Tuberculosis) is required before students can attend the mandatory clinical component of this course.

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The Emergency Medical Technician pathway consists of a four-course sequence in which each course builds on skills and concepts from the preceding course ultimately leading to clinical experiences and certification in the field. 

These courses are: 

9th grade: Medical Skills and Services 
Course # 8400320
1 credit
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills related to the area of Health Science career clusters. The content includes but is not limited to practical generic skills in health occupations. Instruction and learning activities are provided in a laboratory setting using hands on experience with the equipment, materials, and technology appropriate to healthcare careers.

10th grade: Health Science Anatomy & Physiology 
Course # 8417100 
1 credit 

This course is part of the secondary Health Core consisting of an overview of the human body, both structurally and functionally with emphasis on the pathophysiology and transmission of disease. Medical terminology is an integral part of the course. This course is required for the Dental, EMR and Nursing pathways within the Health Academy curriculum.

11th grade: Health Science Foundations 
Course # 8417110 
1 credit  

Prerequisite: Health Science Anatomy & Physiology

This course is part of the secondary Health Core designed to provide the student with an in depth knowledge of the healthcare system and associated occupations. Emphasis is placed on communication and interpersonal skills, use of technology, ethics and development of critical thinking skills. Students will job shadow various professionals in the healthcare facility throughout the course.

Transportation and PPD (skin test for Tuberculosis) required. A negative PPD report is required and may be obtained from the student’s healthcare provider or the Health

Following this course sequence, students meeting the qualifying criteria for dual enrollment courses, will take the College of Central Florida four-course sequence to work toward their EMT certification.

There is a cost associated with this part of the program (approximately $350 out of pocket) with financial aid available for qualifying students. 

12th grade: College of Central Florida EMT Program 
Course#: EMS1119, EMS119L, EMS135C & EMS 1431
12 credit 

Prerequisites: Health Science Anatomy, Physiology & Health Science Foundations, Qualification as a Dual Enrollment Student and a Completed EMT Application

This program is a comprehensive one-semester (16-week) curriculum consisting of theory, skills laboratory, and hospital/field experience. The EMT program is offered once each year: January-May from Monday through Thursday (Fridays do not have classes) on the CRHS campus. Skills labs and clinical assignments are in addition to scheduled lecture class times. 

The clinical component of this course will include ride-along with Citrus County EMS personnel on an ambulance.

Qualifications as a dual enrollment student:
- 2.0 unweighted GPA
- Qualifying dual enrollment test scores on ACT, SAT or PERT
- Completed Dual Enrollment Application

EMT Application Requirements:
- Copy of Driver's License
- One page personal typewritten resume
- Completed Wonderlic Test (minimum score of 19 required) - $15
- Fingerprint receipt for background check - $55
- Copy of CPR Card (this can be earned through the Academy) - $25 
- Physical (CF Physical Form Required)
- Immunizations (Tdap, MMR, Hep B, Varicella, Flu)
- TB Test - $50

Following successful completion of the course the student will be eligible to take the  National Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Exam.