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Emergency Medical Services

Career Opportunities

• EMT with Public or Private Ambulance Service
• Dispatcher for Emergency Services
(Fire/EMS and Police)
• Firefighter • Paramedic • Flight Medic
• Fire Investigator • Fire Inspector
• Hospital Emergency Room Technician
• Emergency Manager • Wildland Firefighter
• Transition to Nursing degree


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PORTER COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION emergency rescue technology academy


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for the Emergency Medical Services if you are interested in learning about fast-paced emergency rescue career opportunities such as fire fighting and emergency medical services. You will learn how to take care of critically ill and injured patients through lecture, lab, and clinical experiences, and develop strong communication and leadership skills that will last a lifetime. This challenging course is taught in a relaxed college atmosphere and requires extensive hands-on training. You will be responding on fire apparatus and ambulances on actual emergency calls. Additional topics will include orientation to fire department operations, arson investigation, wildland firefighter, vehicle extrication, injury prevention and technical rescue. In order to enroll you should possess personal characteristics such as honesty, good judgment, respect for human dignity and a strong sense of ethics. This program is a nationally accredited EMT program! Six credits of dual credit from Vincennes University is now available.

Seniors that obtain their EMT certification from the program can transition into a paramedic program after graduation and pursue an Associate’s Degree from Ivy Tech in Paramedic Science. After completing the Paramedic Science degree, a bridge program is an option for students who want to pursue a nursing degree at Ivy Tech.

        Educational Opportunities

Ivy Tech Community College Purdue University
Indiana University  

         wages

H.S. and Career & Technical Education Graduate:   $9.98-$12.75/hr.
Additional Technical Training:   $17.50-$30.00/hr.
Grade 11,12       Credits 6-9