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PHOTO: EMT Program instructor Matt Coffey speaks about the program during Homecoming 2017

​CCPE’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program was on display during Homecoming 2017 on Saturday, November 4, 2017. EMT instructors Glen Rodriguez and Matt Coffey hosted a table in front of the Walter Pyramid, where they provided valuable information while giving tours of the fully-equipped ambulance used to train students in the program.

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) care for the sick or injured in emergency settings, and people’s lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care. EMTs respond to emergency calls and care for patients while transporting them by ambulance to a hospital. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow by 33 percent from 2010-2020, much faster than the average for all other occupations. The EMT training program at CSULB prepares students for the job and makes them eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam.

Applications are now being accepted for the EMT Program’s Spring 2018 classes, and an Information Session will offer a preview on Tuesday, December 12. For details, visit www.ccpe.csulb.edu/emt

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