Mark Simpson, chairman for the Health Studies Division at Northwest-Shoals, is class instructor. He said students have been engaged and eager to learn.
The second semester of the course will be clinical work. Once the students complete the course, they can earn EMT certification through the National Registry of EMTs, which means they will be employable as an EMT.
"Teaching this course at the high school level is a new concept, but it gives the students an opportunity for a different career pathway, and it preps them if they want to go on and become a paramedic," he said.