By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer
The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Beeville campus, in partnership with Angel Care Ambulance, is offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Training Course beginning Monday, March 6.
This course is being offered through the College’s Continuing Education program and will take place inside of the Angel Care Classroom, which is located at 1201 W. Corpus Christi Street. The cost of the course is $933 and students will have the opportunity to apply for the Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG) for financial assistance.
Prior to the course, students should be AHA/CPR certified and purchase the course textbook titled “Pre-hospital Emergency Care 10th Edition (ISBN-13:978-0-13-336913-7). Additionally, prospective students who sign up for the course can be 17 years of age, but they must be 18 years of age in order to be employed after the successful completion of the course.
Classes are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 6 and end on Friday, May 5. The class schedule is as follows: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. inside of the Angel Care Classroom. Prospective students who are interested in pursuing this course should note that they will earn 348 hours of instruction, which includes 24 hours in the hospital and 24 hours in the ambulance.
For more information about the EMT Basic Training Course or to apply for the course, please contact CBC’s Allied Health Coordinator Susie Gaitan at (361) 354-2549 or Angel Care Ambulance Representative Gabriel Aleman at (361) 542-9490.