SD 230 offers EMT class
BY MATTHEW BRUCE Correspondent February 28, 2012 11:12PM
Updated: April 1, 2012 8:17AM
Some Southland high school students soon will be offered real-world medical training.
Consolidated High School District 230 students will be able to earn an emergency medical technician’s basic license, which is for entry-level training for first responders.
The district last week approved a contract with Trace Ambulance to provide the course. Students will be required to pay the Tinley Park business an $800 enrollment fee. The students will be trained up to standards necessary for the Illinois Department of Public Health’s exam and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians regulations.
The class is part of the district’s “S4” (Successful Schools, Successful Students) initiative, which aims to establish a curriculum geared toward helping students build careers. The course will begin next school year.
According to a District 230 memo, 28 students have been selected for the first installment of the work-program course. The class is offered only to seniors because applicants must be 18 to receive licensing.
Many of the students selected for the class plan to pursue a medical degree or a career in emergency response after high school, district officials said.
District 230 serves nearly 9,000 high school students at Andrew in Tinley Park, Sandburg in Orland Park, and Stagg in Palos Hills.