Health education classes offered at Sierra College |

Health education classes offered at Sierra College

Courtesy Devin HiemstraEMT class participants demonstrate hands-on instruction at Sierra College.
Devin Hiemstra |

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee offers a variety of health and fitness classes during the upcoming semester (Jan. 28 to May 25, 2013).

One of the most popular career and technical education offerings is EMT training taught by Victor Hernandez, who boasts an unheard of 96 percent pass rate on the state EMT certification exam. The six and a half unit EMT class covers the content and hand-on skills necessary to provide emergency care. Expect to learn about laws, scene safety, patient assessments, intervention, proper use of emergency medical equipment, information about pathogens and communicable diseases and recognizing signs and symptoms. Clinical experience includes an assigned field ride-along or clinical hospital observation. This course meets the EMT-1 curriculum requirements of the California Code of Regulations Title 22, the California EMS Authority and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

There are prerequisites: Students must be 18 years old, a high school graduate, have CPR certification, provide proof a variety of immunizations and criminal background check. EMT I meets from 5:15 to 9:35 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The course is limited to 40 students.

Hernandez will also offer the EMT continuing education course the weekend of Feb. 22-24.

The Tahoe Truckee campus offers a one and half unit yoga class that will meet from 1 to 3:50 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday.

Jill Whisler will be teaching health education, a survey of major issues including emotional health, drug abuse, nutrition, personal fitness, family planning (courtship, marriage, fertility management), chronic and infectious diseases, overpopulation, and pollution. The class meets from 2:30 to 5:40 p.m. and is recognized by CSUs and UCs.

Barbara Robertson, a human development instructor, will teach Health, Safety, and Nutrition from 6:15 to 9:20 p.m. on Thursdays next semester. The class includes an introduction to laws and early childhood curriculum related to health, safety, and nutrition. The course is recognized by CSU.

The cost is $46 per unit and current TTUSD high school students can enroll in classes for $1 per unit. To register for spring classes, visit For more information call 530-550-2225 or visit the Tahoe-Truckee campus located 11001 College Trail in Truckee.

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