Enrollment deadline for next CN EMT class is Oct. 9
Emergency Medical Technician Nathan Summerlin, left, instructs EMT students on making sure a patient is stable before placing them on a longboard during EMT certification training on July 17, 2018, at the Cherokee Nation EMS building in Tahlequah. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
TAHLEQUAH – Cherokee Nation Emergency Medical Services is accepting enrollment applications through Oct. 9 for its next Emergency Medical Technician certification class.
The EMT class will begin Jan. 7, 2019, and will be held from 6-10 p.m., Monday and Tuesday for eight months or Aug. 27, 2019.
The program is accepting 20 applicants. Students do not need prior medical experience to enroll. By Oct. 9, those interested should provide a copy of their Certificate Degree of Indian Blood, a current driver’s license, $15 for a state background check and $184.96 for a book package needed for the class.
Tuition money may either be paid in full or half of the amount. The fee for a CDIB holder is $350 and $550 for a non-Native.
Applicants who are considering or are using CN Career Services to help pay their expenses should declare that when they arrive. If an applicant declares Career Services as their source of payment and they are not approved by Career Services, they must pay half of the class fee before the program starts.
Program applicants must be 18-years-old and possess a high school diploma or GED. Proof of immunizations for tuberculosis, rubella, tetanus, varicella and hepatitis B are also required before enrollment.
For more information about the program, call 918-453-5200 or visit www.cherokee.org/Services/Health/Emergency-Medical-Services