Starting Tuesday, February 19, the GAVC will have a new phone number. You can reach us at 309-973-2005, our fax number will remain the same.
As the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic course got underway in January we are building on the foundation established in the First Responder course as well as providing an introductory framework for those students who do not have any background experience in Emergency Medical Services. The intent of this course is to prepare our students to be "test-ready", pending high school graduation, and enable them to enter the Emergency Medical Field immediately upon obtaining their license.
While progressing through this term 3, we have taught our students about the holistic importance of the well-being of an EMT-B in the field; including ample and adequate outlets to combat stress, fatigue, restlessness, and burnout. Additional topics covered include basic concepts of Human Anatomy, effective airway management,
the field patient assessment, and the complexities of managing a medical emergency.
It is also important to take note that this course is typically reserved for college level curriculum, is incredibly time consuming, and requires a tremendous level of commitment and dedication on behalf of the student. We have an excellent group of young men and women in our class this term and look forward to further collaborating with Galesburg Cottage Hospital, St. Mary's Medical Center, Galesburg Hospital Ambulance Service, and the Galesburg Fire Department to further develop our students into the Emergency Medical Service workers of
The Drafting/CAD class is designing and building a cardboard chair capable of holding the instructors weight for one minute. Each group is given 10 sheets of cardboard and expected to brainstorm 5 possible chairs, choose one as a group, create 2D and 3D drawings, build a small prototype to scale from index cards, print a 3D model, and finally build the chair from the sheets of cardboard. Last year winning group of the competition built a chair capable of holding 550+ pounds of weights. They had to stop adding weights because the tower of weights were leaning and close to falling over. Materials for the build were donated from Rock Tenn. In addition to this project, students in this course also design a green dream home and design and build a full scale trebuchet capable of throwing a softball 100 yards.
Registration for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year has begun. We are excited to announce a new course has been added, Early Childhood Education II. Students who have successfully completed Early Childhood Education I, may enroll now. This new course will allow students to work with certified staff member & create and present lessons, keep journals, complete timecards, and write in daily job-logs. Students will focus more on the lead teacher/director responsibilities and duties. This course is recommended for those students considering a career in childcare, early childhood education or elementary education.