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December 12, 2011

RSU to Offer Emergency Medical Technician Course in Bartlesville

Rogers State University will offer an Emergency Medical Technician course in Bartlesville starting in January.

The 16-week course provides students with all the training necessary to earn an EMT license. EMT certification makes students more marketable in a variety of medical and emergency careers, including ambulance services, firefighters, emergency room technicians and law enforcement, said Clem Ohman, coordinator of RSU's Medical Services program.

Many fire departments now require prospective candidates to be EMT certified as a condition of employment. Completing the course may also provide a leg up for students looking to enter medical school because it demonstrates a base level of medical experience.

"EMTs often are the first on the scene of emergency situations requiring immediate medical attention. Lives depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these well-trained professionals," Ohman said. "These careers are challenging, but the opportunity to save lives is an immeasurable reward."

Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-10 p.m. beginning on Jan. 10 at the RSU Bartlesville campus, located at 401 S. Dewey Ave. Enrollment is limited to 30 students.

Students may enroll at the Bartlesville campus until Jan. 10.

For more information, contact Ohman at 918-343-7639.