Pittsburgh East/ Monroeville Hybrid EMT Training

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    Hybrid EMT Training Program at IUP Pittsburgh East

    The IUP Division of Emergency Services Training announces an Online/Hybrid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course to be held at IUP Pittsburgh East. This program is primarily designed for future EMS personnel, but is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches or athletic trainers, safety professionals, and others. Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of EMT certification exams for both Pennsylvania certification and national certification as an EMT. 

    Location

    IUP, 400 Penn Center Boulevard, Building 4, Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA, 15235

    Dates

    March 2 through June 28, 2020

    First Session

    Monday, March 2, 2020, 6:00–9:00 p.m. (mandatory)

    Lab Sessions

    Saturday/Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    March 28 and 29; May 9 and 10; June 27 and 28 (all sessions mandatory)

    Cost

    $550.00 includes EMT Cognitive Prep  *additional fees as required for clinical contacts for unaffiliated students 

    Students are responsible for the following: (prices subject to change)

    • EMT e-textbook: Caroline Navigate 2 Flip Classroom Digital Supplement

    ISBN: 9781284159295  ($281.96) Purchase your access code for the program before May 11, 2020, so you can log on to your online class at Orientation. Order this online through Jones & Bartlett Learning or call JB Customer Service at 1-800-832-0034. A coupon code is available for price reduction—inquire with instructor before purchasing this required item.

    • Clinical-Field-Capstone Requirements

    • Castle Branch Account ($89)
      • Physical examination(s)
      • Required bloodwork (site dependent)
      • Drug screen(s) (site dependent)
      • Clearances: Criminal reporting (Act 34), FBI fingerprinting (Act 114), Child abuse (Act 33)
    • Parking at clinical and/or field sites
    • Fuel for your personnel vehicle to travel to and from class
    • Fuel for your personnel vehicle to travel to and from clinical/field sites
    • National Registry CBE ($80 per attempt)
    • Liability Insurance ($38)

    This hybrid EMT course is designed for students who are self-motivated, academically disciplined, and technologically proficient with standard computer applications. Students will complete required course lessons online and attend skill labs on scheduled days. Students must be 18 years of age to enroll. 

    College Credit for IUP Students

    IUP students who successfully complete the EMT course at IUP are eligible for up to four transfer credits through the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science. More information is available in the EMT Credit Transfer Agreement.

    Technical and Course Requirements

    Students will need regular access to a reliable computer with:

    • Current operating system
    • Robust, high-speed internet connection 
    • Current Flash player
    • Active email account

    Students need to be able to create user accounts, navigate a web-based learning platform, send and receive emails, attach files, and open attachments using common computer applications. Students without good academic or computer skills should consider a traditional classroom format instead.

    In addition to online and lab sessions, students must complete 10 patient contacts at an approved field site.

    This will require:
    Students must also complete these co-requisite courses to be eligible for certification:

    • IS 100.b (available free online)
    • IS 700.a (available free online)
    • Hazardous Materials Awareness course

    Criminal History 

    Students must complete a criminal history form for the Pennsylvania Department of Health upon enrollment in the course. Students with a positive criminal history may not be eligible for EMT certification or field/clinical experiences. For more information, please see the NREMT policy or the PA DOH EMS regulations.  

    Registration

    Preregistration is required. Enroll for the class on IUP Marketplace. Fill out all required forms. Registration is due by March 11, 2020 and is nonrefundable. Balance due must be paid by March 25, 2020. Enrollment is limited and will be accepted until the class is filled.

    IUP Emergency Services Training
    2712 West Pike Road 
    Indiana, PA 15701  
    Phone: 724-357-4051