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Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

This course provides a foundation in prehospital emergency medical service care. The curriculum meets or exceeds all the minimum training requirements as established by the U.S. Department of Transportation. A twelve-hour preparatory session, American Heart Association - Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course and Hazardous Materials R & I are included in the course.


Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

This course provides the foundation for understanding the purpose and objectives of clinical treatments. As students are instructed in the theoretical practice of emergency medicine, they participate in various supervised clinical experiences.

The curriculum of the paramedic training course meets or exceeds all the minimum training requirements as established by the United States Department of Transportation in the EMT/Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum.


First Responder

This course was developed to provide training in emergency medical care for those who are apt to be the first person to arrive at an accident or emergency scene.


Hazardous Materials R & I

This course provides awareness and understanding of hazardous materials and their associated risks.


Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)

This course contains motivational exercises and details the physical and mental aspects of "safe" driving techniques. Students receive hands-on instruction on the driving course and must demonstrate skill proficiency.


First Aid

This course provides the skills to furnish temporary patient assistance/care until professional medical care is provided.

First Aid is developed through the American Safety & Health Institute.


BLS Healthcare Provider

This course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages and is intended for participants who provide care to patients in a wide variety of settings.


PALS Provider

The goal of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is to provide the learner with the skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest.


ACLS Provider

This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) arrest.


Heartsaver AED

This course teaches the basic techniques of adult CPR and the use of an AED.


Heartsaver AED with Pediatric CPR

This course teaches how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child, and infant victims.


Heartsaver CPR with AED

This course utilizes the standard Heartsaver CPR course and adds AED skills.


CPR in Schools

This course is designed to teach both adult and pediatric CPR to middle or high school students.


CPR for Family & Friends

This course teaches skills in CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge of and proficiency in CPR and has developed instructional material for this purpose. Although these courses are not sponsored by any AHA component, some or all materials utilized by the faculty or students may be Heart Association materials supplied on a cost basis. Any fees charged for these courses do not represent income to the Association.

Each semester's schedule is not limited to the listed training. All training is dependent on minimum enrollment requirements. Each semester's schedule is subject to change. Course fees are subject to change. Third-party funding sources may be available for costs associated with training. Emergency Medical Technician - Basic may be offered at a Penn State Fayette site location. Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Training has a minimum of a two semester schedule. All applicants are required to complete registration process prior to the start date of training. Prerequisites may be required for some training.