BOZEMAN -- Montana State University's Extended University will offer a basic course for emergency medical technicians this spring. Students must submit application materials by Nov. 6 in order to be considered for an interview to be accepted into the class.
The EMT Basic Course will be taught 6:30-10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 9 through April 24 plus one Saturday. The course covers essential skills required of emergency medical technicians. It will prepare students for the state and national written and practical exams. Students who successfully pass the exams will be certified to perform life-saving skills as EMTs in a pre-hospital setting.
Tuition for the course is $800 for non-credit students. This course can also be taken for academic credit at an additional charge.
The instructor is Kris Kaull, who has 20 years of experience in public safety – both as both a practitioner and business professional who has lent a unique perspective and vision to EMS locally and on a national level. Kaull began his career in public safety as a firefighter and EMT. He has worked as a paramedic, field-training officer, ambulance service director, fire captain and continues his practice as a critical care flight paramedic.
Those who are interested in attending the course must be a minimum of 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and must not have been convicted of certain felony charges. Enrollment is limited and students who apply must also interview with the course instructor. The application deadline is Nov. 6 and interviews will be held on Sat., Nov. 16.
For more information on the course or to request application materials, visit http://eu.montana.edu/EMT, call Extended University at (406) 994-6683, or e-mail ContinuingEd@montana.edu.
Contact: Nicole Soll, (406) 994-6633, Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org.