2020-2021 Catalog

Emergency Medical Technician and Phlebotomy Courses

The Allied Health Department offers the Emergency Medical Technician course in Winter quarter.  The 10-credit course is required for the Emergency Health Studies Emphasis of the Emergency Services Certificate of Completion, OR may be taken as a single course.  Costs follow the SKC Tuition and Fees schedule. Students are subject to the student policies and other information contained in the SKC Catalog and must be admitted to SKC and register for the course.

Admission to the Emergency Medical Technician course is limited. Students must meet requirements for the EMT course and meet with the program director prior to enrolling in the EMT course. Students in the Emergency Health Studies Program have priority for enrollment.

Requirements for the Emergency Medical Technician course include the following. All requirements must be complete and on file in the Allied Health Department before starting the EMT course.

  • Completion of an Application for Admission to the winter Emergency Medical Technician course. The complete application and submission of required application documentations must be submitted to the Allied Health Department Head (275-4847) by November 5. Students will be notified of admission within two weeks of November 5. Students must CONFIRM their intention to enroll in the program by November 19.
  • Documentation of 11th grade reading level or above on college placement test. Contact the Department of Academic Success (275-4792) for information about the placement test.  Provide copy with EMT application.
  • Documentation of MMR (2), Hepatitis B Series, current influenza vaccine, and a current Tuberculosis Skin Test completed within the prior three months before the course starts.  Provide copy with EMT application.
  • Submission of a copy of current Driver's License.
  • Documentation of health insurance, IHS beneficiary status, Medicaid, or Medicare coverage.  Provide copy with EMT application.
  • Ability to pass a federal background check.
  • Emergency Medical Technicians may be required to lift up to 100 pounds.Applicants are required to schedule a physical examination. Sign-off to participate in the EMT course by a licensed healthcare provider is required.
  • Other requirements as stated in the Emergency Medical Technician application.

Note: Students with a history of criminal convictions (whether felony or misdemeanor) relating to crimes such as, but not limited to, physical assault, use of a dangerous weapon, sexual abuse or assault, abuse of children, the elderly or infirm and crimes against property, including robbery, burglary and felony theft, may not be eligible for licensure as an EMT.  Students with concerns in this area should consult with the program director.

The Salish Kootenai College Emergency Medical Technician course prepares students to take the examination for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and apply for licensure in Montana. The NREMT is accepted in many states as a prerequisite for licensure or may be accepted through a reciprocity agreement to determine eligibility. The SKC EMT program conforms to requirements in Montana. The College has not determined whether the program meets specific licensure requirements in other states. Students planning to work as an EMT in another state should consult that state’s requirements.

 

The Phlebotomy course is offered each spring quarter.  Enrollment in this course is limited. The 5-credit course includes both knowledge content as well as hands-on lab time working on mannikens. Students who pass the course with a grade "C" (70% or higher) and complete a clinical practicum at a local hospital with 30 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary punctures are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Examination to become a certified phlebotomist. The application is available from the Allied Health Department Head, valerie_johnson@skc.edu, (406) 275-4847.  Students in the Emergency Health Studies Program have priority for enrollment.

The ALLH175 Phlebotomy application is released the first week of winter quarter and completed application is due back to the Allied Health Program Director by mid-February.  

The following are required for admission to the phlebotomy course:

  • Documentation of MMR (2), Hepatitis B Series, current influenza vaccine, and a current Tuberculosis Skin Test completed within the prior three months before the course starts.  Provide copy with EMT application.
  • Documentation of health insurance, IHS beneficiary status, Medicaid, or Medicare coverage.  Provide copy with EMT application.
  • Ability to pass a federal background check.
  • Other requirements as stated in the ALLH175 Phlebotomy Course Application.

 

 

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