Surry Community College will offer two classes beginning in September for students wishing to become credentialed Emergency Medical Services providers in North Carolina.
Anatomy and Physiology for the EMS Provider – EMS 3000 will be offered Sept. 7 through November 23 in Room 122 of the Center for Public Safety, 1220 South State St., Mount Airy. The class will meet each Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m. The course is designed specifically for the EMS provider and fulfills the anatomy and physiology prerequisite for acceptance into the certificate paramedic program. The course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a study of body systems, as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology. Pre-registration is required. Tuition is $180 and may be waived for members of approved NC Lifesaving Organizations.
SCC’s Medical Responder – Initial course will be offered Sept. 10 through Nov. 22 in Room J-115 at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. This course is designed to train individuals with the knowledge and skills to operate ambulances throughout the state. Students are instructed in basic life support skills including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to assist Emergency Medical technicians in the field. Skills developed include patient assessment, vital signs, airway management CPR, splinting and hemorrhage control. This is an entry level course for state certification. Pre-registration is required. Tuition is $180 and may be waived for members of approved NC Lifesaving Organizations.
For questions and registration, call (336) 386-3234