Upcoming EMS Courses
(subject to change)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
An EMT is a health professional whose primary focus is to respond to, assess and triage emergent, urgent and non-urgent requests for medical care, and to apply basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and medical transportation to/from an emergency or health care facility. EMT's can be the first to arrive on scene; they are expected to quickly assess patient conditions, provide stabilizing measures and request additional resources as needed.
Days/Times: Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm to 10pm
Start Date: January 9, 2024
End Date: July 11, 2024
Course fee: $1,356.20 (Deadline for course fee is December 18, 2023)
1. The fee includes tuition, books, one NREMT exam voucher, and access to online platforms used in the course.
2. The fee does not include the cost of uniforms.
3. The fee does not include the cost of pre-requisites in order to be considered for the course.
Computer/Internet Accessibility: Each student will need a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with broadband internet capability. A significant portion of the course will utilize online resources.
Tablet or laptop computer:
A tablet or laptop computer will be required for taking tests in class. A cellular telephone is not acceptable for taking tests in class.
Background Check and Drug Screen
A nation-wide background check and 10-panel drug screen is required for entry into the program. This is performed through the programs vendor: CastleBranch. All results must be available to the Program Director Prior to the first day of class.
Once on the CastleBranch website, click on "Place Order" and followng prompts. You must enter the Package Code for our program to get your results.
Package Code: HD53
Cost: $105 + service fee
Proof of Vaccinations or Immunity from:
Prior to patient contact, the student must show proof of immunity of the following diseases from a health care provider:
a. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
b. Tuberculosis skin test (must have been performed within the past 12 months and must stay current throughout the EMT class.
c. Hepatitis B
d. Varicella (Chickenpox) - Harrison County Hospital does not accept proof of disease as immunity. The student must either have a titer or the vaccination.
e. Tetanus, diptheria, acellular pertussis (TDaP)
f. Seasonal influenza
g. COVID-19 - The applicant must submit COVID-19 vaccinations from their health care provider or a vaccine card. If a medical or religious exemption is requested, contact the Program Director.
National Incident Management System Courses (NIM)
The NIMS courses listed are free, online courses from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA. These courses are required prior to successful completion of the course. If you have already taken the courses you can provide copies of either the certificates or a FEMA transcript. If you have not taken them the links are below. Click on the course to go to that courses page.