Learn Something New This Summer at UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos is offering two unique classes this summer. One explores Puebloan Pottery Traditions, while the other prepares students to take the exam to become an EMT I (Emergency Medical Technician I.)

The summer session at UNM­–LA will begin June 3.

Consider the opportunity get your hands into clay and immerse yourself in Native pottery traditions. Kathleen Sanchez, a fourth generation family potter of the Maria and Julian Martinez lineage, will be presenting the course which will integrate her traditional and culturally rich techniques.

The instructor will bring a wealth of knowledge about pottery, as well as New Mexico and the Southwest, from the Native perspective, while teaching the student to create beautiful pottery. The class, NATV 255 Topics: Puebloan Pottery Traditions, will be meet 1-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, in the Ceramics Studio at UNM-LA. Contact Barb Yarnell, yarnell@unm.edu, for more information.

Perhaps you are interested in a future medical career? EMT Basic (Emergency Medical Technician I) is be a great place to start. Upon successful completion of EMS 113 EMT Basic, EMS 142 EMT Basic Lab, and EMT 193 Clinical Experience, a student will be ready to sit for the National Registry Exam in order to become an EMT I.

These courses will be offered in an intensive program meeting on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays June 6–July 27. Students will complete class work and CPR training as well as gain some clinical experience during this time. In the State of New Mexico, students must be 18 years of age or older to obtain an EMT License.

If you are interested in a career in Emergency Medical Services, this fall, UNM–LA and UNM Bachelor and Graduate Programs, will begin hosting the UNM EMS Academy’s Bachelor program in Paramedicine at UNM-LA.

The summer EMT Basic course and obtaining a license as an EMT is the first step in entering the paramedic program. Credit for prior learning, particularly for former military medics, is available through the UNM EMS Academy. For more information about the course or the bachelor program, contact Joe Candelaria at joecand@unm.edu.

The summer schedule includes a wide variety of classes such as Introduction to Opera, Microeconomics, General Physics, and Professional Ethics. To learn more about the Summer Semester classes at UNM-LA, visit losalamos.unm.edu. Call 662-0332 for help with registration.       

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