This September, Questar III will launch a new Career & Technical Education (CTE) program at Columbia-Greene Educational Center in Hudson. The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) & Health Careers program is a one-year, seniors only program designed to prepare students for the New York State EMT certification while exploring a wide range of careers in the healthcare field.

As in all CTE programs, students will receive technical and hands-on training that will prepare them to work in entry level positions while pursuing further training for more advanced positions.  Students will be able to work with local rescue squads to gain experience and complete internship hours.  Along with training in emergency medicine, Questar III is partnering with Columbia Memorial Hospital to provide students rotations at the hospital to learn about a variety of medical careers they may want to pursue in the future.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) & Health Careers program will cover topics including: patient assessment, general pharmacology, airway management, shock and resuscitation, medical assessment, traumatic injuries, and EMS operations and incident management. In addition to the NYS Department of Health EMT-B certification, students can also earn the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), CPR, AED, and the NYS Certified First Responder certifications.

Students are eligible to earn high school credits for English 12 (1 credit) and Health (1/2 credit) through the program.

For more information on the program, contact Caitlin Preisner at CGEC at (518) 828-4157 or


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