Conexión Del Rio/ SFDR, PIO Reno Luna, contributor

 DEL RIO – 10 students from Career and Technical Education (CTE) EMT Program at Del Rio High School have received national certification as Emergency Medical Technician- Basic (EMT-B) under the Health Science Career Pathway. This certification program is monitored by The Texas Department of State Health Services and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

As an EMT-B, the students have mastered the skills necessary to provide prehospital emergency medical care with an ambulance service or other specialized pre-hospital services. The curriculum is based on the Department of Transportation (DOT) National Standard Curriculum.

The students include from left to right Adrienne Rodarte, Alyssa Trevino, Alexis Ramos, Daniela Reyna, Daniel Tarango, Kaylah Perez, Jackie Vasquez, Stormy Scott, and Asante Contreras. Lead Instructor is Nicholas Velasquez, Paramedic, who believes that emergency prehospital care is the pinnacle of health science that starts here at Del Rio High School. T



he Emergency Medical Technician Program is just one of the many growing fields in the Health Science pathway in the vast Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program.