Thursday, July 13, 2017

LCCC Offers Free Information Sessions for EMT Training to LVH-Schuylkill

Individuals interested in training to be emergency medical technicians (EMT) will have the opportunity to learn more at information sessions sponsored by Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) and Lehigh Valley Health Network. The two are partnering to bring EMT training to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill in Pottsville, Pa.

Free information sessions will be held at LV Hospital-Schuylkill School of Nursing at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, or Tuesday, Aug. 15.

This program is for individuals who are likely to respond to pre-hospital emergencies or those considering a medical career. Upon successful completion, the student will be eligible to test for the National Registry EMT certification. Once certified, individuals will be able to seek entry-level employment in emergency medical services. Minimum age of 16 is required.

Classroom instruction and skill demonstrations, “hands-on” practical skill workshops and practical experience will be presented by Pennsylvania State Certified EMT instructional teams. Prior to acceptance into the EMT program, individuals must provide a physician release form, proof of health insurance, criminal and child abuse clearances and reading and math placement test scores.

EMT Basic class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 5, through March 6, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., as well as one Saturday per month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuition is $1,150, which includes textbook. Additional costs include NREMT testing fee of $75, specialized equipment and clothing.

To register, visit any LCCC campus or contact Registration and Student Records at 610-799-1197 and select “3” when prompted. For more course information call 610-799-1574 or visit

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