All of the Career Technical Education (CTE) courses offered by Sierra County Schools for Adults are non-credit courses and will articulate with Feather River College career pathway degree and certificate programs. We have taken the time to work with industry specialists to ensure that our courses are approved through the correct state and federal agencies preparing all participants that complete our programs mastery of the skills required for immediate employment anywhere is the USA and its territories.
Upon completion students are provided a certificate by the school that indicates the skills that were mastered and the hours spent on didactic instruction, lab skill-building and internships. If there is a local, state or federal examination that is required for licensure, we assist with the enrollment or registry to acquire the necessary documents to be work ready. SCSA will also host the exams with industry proctors if possible. If the student’s goal includes transitioning to post-secondary education or an apprenticeship program, we provide a warm have off to that next step on the career pathway.
Program: Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
SCSA currently offers all levels of EMT training and certificates. All students complete the testing for the National Registry. Our classes are now offered on both sides of our county and held in Downieville and Loyalton. Our EMS courses, curriculum, and instructors, are certified by NorCal EMS and listed on the California EMS site as a registered training agency. We are also listed with the Workforce Alliance as an official location for all EMS training.
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (Basic), and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) are the current courses we provide. They run on a varied schedule so that candidates can complete the series in a year’s time.
The school provides the proctor for the Psycho/Motor portion of the National Registry testing for AEMT and it is the student’s responsibility to registry and complete the written portion. That component can be taken at either school location in the computer lab.
We are currently in the advanced planning stages of opening a Paramedic Academy in the Fall of 2022. Stay turned for more information on the opening and enrollment of the first co-hort.
Course: Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
The Emergency Responder course is a basic level course that prepares the EMR student to provide emergency pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. A valid CPR card is provided as part of the study of this course, as well as an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMRs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting. This course is often a precursor to further education in the EMS, paramedic, and nursing fields. A certificate of completion accompanies successful completion of the course from SCSA. This level of training does not have a National Registry testing component.
Register Now for our next class: March 27, 2023 – May 2, 2023
Course: Emergency Medical Technician (Basic)
The Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMTb) course prepares the EMT student to provide pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting, and providing patient transportation. Candidates must have a current CPR card when registering for this course.
Register Now for our next class: January 16, 2023 – March 21, 2023
Course: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course prepares the AEMT student to provide pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of AEMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting, and providing patient transportation.
The school provides the proctor for the Psycho/Motor portion of the National Registry testing for AEMT and it is the student’s responsibility to register and complete the written portion. That component can be taken at either school location in the computer lab.
Our EMS courses are accepted by Feather River College as part of the prerequisite classes for the CNA, LVN, and RN programs.
Register Now for our next class: November 14, 2023 – January 14, 2023
We are currently in the advanced planning stages of opening a Paramedic Academy in the fall of 2022. This will be a 15-month program with full certification and licensure upon completion. Stay turned for more information on the opening and enrollment of the first co-hort.
SCSA offers two CPR courses for Health Care professionals; initial certification that is four hours, and the two hour recertification classes, which covers all of the required skills necessary for CNA’s, LVN’s, and in-home health providers. In addition, SCSA offers the community Heart Saver CPR/AED/First Aid class that is seven hours and is renewed biannually.
Weekly CPR classes are being offered as needed by demand. Contect us for more information.
Program: Paramedic Academy
We are currently in the advanced planning stages of opening a Paramedic Academy. This will be a 15-month program with full certification and licensure upon completion. Please stay tuned for further updates as we get closer to implementation.
Sierra County Schools for Adults, in partnership with Sierra Nevada Children’s Services (SNCS) and First Five Children’s Services, offers a three year mentoring/coaching support program for new and current professionals in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) career pathway.
The purpose of this course it to provide multi-year support in a variety of ways for new recruits into ECE, giving them the opportunity to see if this is something they wish to pursue, professionally. We also offer support to current professionals to improve and increase skills, provide feedback, stipends for additional education, assist with the licensing process and many other items. Currently, GoTeach is in full swing in the Loyalton area working with the local licensed providers.
We are expanding into the Downieville and Ridge areas of Sierra County and will be focusing on a different childcare provider population. We will be providing support and training to the license exempt providers in an attempt to create a pool of child care providers in the area that does not currently exist.
Program: Hospitality Industry Boot camps
SCSA has partnered with the Sierra County Visitors Bureau, several businesses and the North/ Far North Hospitality Industry Director to be able to offer two industry vetted, industry boot camps. Upon completion, the expectation is that the participants can effectively work the front end part of the resort business as well as have a firm foundation in the 21st century skills that employers are requesting that all potential employee candidates possess and or be able to work in any commercial kitchen safely and effectively. We modified the Guest Services boot camp to be Sierra County centric, focusing on the activities, and attractions that Sierra County has to offer visitors and tourists to our area. Participants have the ability to earn a variety of area specific digital skill badges that become a part of their resume and transfer to any Hospitality Industry employer.
Course: Guest Services Boot camp
This is a five-day, 12-hour intensive boot camp focused on the 21st Century Skills curriculum, this boot camp fosters a wide variety of employability skills, including communication, self-awareness, empathy, and others. Daily lessons also emphasize and explore local knowledge from a “guest ambassador” standpoint. The course includes a heavy emphasis on group discussions, activities, and role-playing from the perspective of a “front-line” guest service position in the Hospitality Industry.
Upon completion the participant will receive a certificate from SCSA outlining the skills mastered in the boot camp and one or more ICAN industry certificate(s) for completed on line courses completed concurrently. This boot camp will articulate to Feather River College Culinary Arts degree program.
Course: Culinary Arts Boot camp
This is a 40-hour intensive hands-on culinary boot camp focused on, held over a five day period. The course explores the fundamentals of a working kitchen, including knife skills, cooking methods, safety and sanitation, weights & measures, portioning & cost control, and more. Participants work alongside an experienced culinary professional to prepare and taste a wide variety of dishes. This course is intended to provide and/or refine fundamental skills required for entry-level employment in the culinary field.
Upon completion the participant will receive a minimum of three industry certificates of mastery. This boot camp will articulate to Feather River College Culinary Arts degree program.