The Emergency Medical Services program provides hands-on experience for students to learn emergency care skills. Experiences include but are not limited to: 911 emergency care, inter-facility transportation, emergency rooms, doctor’s offices and more.
In this program, you will learn:
Additionally, this course covers personal safety, human anatomy and physiology, legal and ethical issues, incident management, hazardous materials recognition, emergency vehicle operation, and much more.
The course also requires laboratory practice and clinical observation. Labs will be conducted regularly and students will gain additional experience in clinical observations in the emergency room and riding along with Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service.
Successful completion of the course will allow the student to sit for testing with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Successful certification with NREMT will allow the student to receive an EMT license/certification in most US states and all branches of the military.
If you enjoy helping others and learning about the medical field, then you should consider our EMS pathway.
Employment and admission to specialty training programs can be competitive. To increase your chances, do your best in all high school classes. The following courses will help prepare you for the Emergency Medical Services career program, further education and training, and a career in EMS:
All career and salary information is cited from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The typical student is one who enjoys hands-on learning. Successful students have the patience and attention to detail that is necessary to solve problems, and they can work on projects independently or with other students. They take initiative, check their work as needed, and stay on task without constant supervision. Safety is a primary focus in the EMS program, and students must follow guidelines to keep themselves and others safe.
Upon completion of this program, you’ll be prepared for entry-level employment in the emergency medical services field. You may also continue your education in 2- and 4-year postsecondary degree programs or enter the military.