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The Austin Peay State University office of continuing education, in collaboration with Montgomery County Emergency Medical Service, will launch a new emergency medical technician course in the fall.

The Austin Peay State University office of continuing education, in collaboration with Montgomery County Emergency Medical Service, will launch a new emergency medical technician course in the fall.

Austin Peay’s EMT course will prepare students for the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians certification and EMS careers.

To become an EMT, individuals must earn National Registry for Emergency Medical Technician certification.

EMTs are typically the first to respond to the scene during an emergency. To provide quality care to their patients, EMTs must be able to conduct patient assessments, assess emergency medical conditions, administer appropriate emergency care and use appropriate transportation procedures.

The EMS profession is constantly evolving, and it is essential to remain current with changing technology and practices. Classes will be at the new, state-of-the-art Montgomery County EMS training facility. Students will learn from the leaders in the industry. Austin Peay EMT instructors are certified, and they have extensive experience in the EMS profession.

The course is 14 weeks, and classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Qualified graduates from the course will have preference from competitive hiring lists for vacant EMT positions in Montgomery County.

For information on the course, visit the Austin Peay EMT website.