Vision & Mission
The Sierra County Adult Education School is dedicated to supporting the District’s vision that all students can succeed academically by meeting every adult learner where they are in their life’s journey and assist them with attaining their goals of higher learning and employability skills.
The Adult School mission is that every adult student will be supported and encouraged in a safe and comfortable learning environment, equipping them with the skills and tools to be successful in the current job market.
This mission will be accomplished by:
- Developing and strengthening adult basic skills to completion of a High School diploma or equivalent; using relevant skills to resolve real world problems that adults experience in their daily lives.
- Providing opportunities to obtain short and long term job skill certifications that lead directly into new employment or advancement with their current employer.
- Partner with local and regional Workforce Accountability Boards to strengthen employment placement or advancement within current career.
Adult Basic Education, High School Diploma and equivalency courses are accepting applications for enrollment on an ongoing process. Call or email for more information. 530-993-1660 ex: 180 or contact Wendy Jackson.
Want to serve your community at the next level? Perhaps you have wondered if you have what it takes to help others in a time of crisis? Maybe you have thought about getting into medicine, but you want to know if it is right for you before you invest several years into schooling?
Downieville Fire Protection District is offering an AEMT class. The class will be start in October and last approximately 3 months. Please call 289-0213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the course. Sierra County Fire Departments need volunteer EMT’s and Firefighters. Becoming an AEMT can be an excellent opportunity to help.
What do EMTs do? Most people can go their entire career without making a life-or-death decision at work. Most emergency medical technicians (EMT) can’t go a single day without making one.
EMTs are first responders in the event of medical emergencies. They respond to any medical emergency, but the most common are car accidents, childbirth, violent traumas, heart attacks and accidents.
Emergency medical technicians are usually dispatched by emergency operators (9-1-1). After arriving on the scene, they work with other emergency personnel (fire fighters and police) to stabilize and transport patients to hospitals best equipped to treat them.
How much do EMTs make? The average salary for all emergency medical technicians is about $14 per hour. Emergency medical technicians with more experience or in areas with high demand can earn up to $24 per hour.
What are the education requirements to be an emt? To become an EMT you’ll need a high school diploma or GED and formal emergency training. There are three levels of EMT training. The EMT-basic covers a variety of different tasks including dealing with fractures, bleeding, cardiac emergencies and respiratory emergencies. To complete the basic coursework you’ll need to pass the state written and practical exam.
The EMT-intermediate training requires the basic training and the addition of 30 to 350 training hours. You’ll also learn to administer intravenous fluids, some medications and manage more advanced equipment.
Paramedic is the highest level of training. Paramedics are trained, usually at community colleges, in anatomy and physiology. In some cases, paramedics are awarded associates degrees for their training and finish the program prepared to take their NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) to become a licensed paramedic.
Career paths for EMTs Many emergency medical technicians choose to stay in their roles for extended periods of time, but advancement opportunities do exist. Some EMTs decide to become managers and administrative directors, while others pursue careers in teaching. Those who grow tired of the demanding field can become dispatchers or physician assistants. Many people also work as EMTs as a first step into healthcare jobs such as registered nurses or doctors.
The future of EMTs The BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) expects an increase in emergency medical technician positions over the 2008-2018 decade. The increased need for emergency medical technicians is largely due to aging baby boomers. In addition to higher call volume, EMTs also have to spend longer with each patient once they reach the emergency room due to overcrowding and insurance paperwork. The longer each EMT spends with each patient, the more need there is for additional personnel to handle other calls.
Announcements & News
ARE YOU AN EMT THAT WANTS TO TAKE YOUR TRAINING TO THE NEXT LEVEL? WANT TO ADMINISTER LIMITED ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT IN AN EMERGENCY? THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A PARAMEDIC OR RNBECOME AN AEMT! DOWNIEVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT IN COOPERATION WITH SIERRA COUNTY SCHOOLS FOR ADULTS IS HOSTING AN AEMT CLASS BEGINNING OCTOBER 6, 2020. LOCATED AT THE DOWNIEVILLE SCHOOL
For more information Contact MARTY CREEL at Downieville Fire Office (530) 289-0213/ 530-307-0576, mcreel7311@Gmail.com or WENDY JACKSON at 530-993-1660 ex 180, email@example.com For more information read below..
EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER COURSE OFFERED AT DOWNIEVILLE SCHOOL
Sierra County Adult School is offersan Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Course, Emergency Medical Responders are usually the First Responders to a medical or trauma event. They are able to do an emergency assessment and use lifesaving skills to intervene in a medical or trauma emergency until EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses or Doctors are able to get to the scene. The EMR Course is an entry level course that can help you decide if you want to pursue other health careers.
OFFERING BOTH IN-PERSON AND ONLINE Programs in loyalton, Downieville, pike – Aleghany
• High School Diploma
• College Transition
• GED Preparation
• ESL / Conversational Spanish
• CTE, EMT, Fire Training
• Culinary Arts
• Job Skills Readiness
• Basic Computers
• Adult Basic Education
• Career and TechnicalEducation
• Sign Language ~ ASL
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