Upcoming EMS Courses

(subject to change)

3/2/2024: This information is preliminary and subject to change without notice. 




 The paramedic is a health professional whose primary focus is to respond to, assess and triage emergent, urgent and non-urgent requests for medical care; apply basic and advanced knowledge and skills necessary to determine patient physiologic, psychological, and psychosocial needs; administer medications, interpret and use diagnostic findings to implement treatment; provide complex patient care; and facilitate referrals and/or access to a higher level of care when the needs of the patient exceed the capability level of the paramedic. Paramedics often serve as a patient care team member in a hospital or other health care setting to the full extent of their education, certification, licensure and credentialing. Paramedics may work in community settings where they take on additional responsibilities monitoring and evaluating the needs of at-risk patients, as well as intervening to mitigate conditions that could lead to poor outcomes. Paramedics help educate patients and the public in the prevention and/or management of medical, health, psychological and safety issues.

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Course Information

Days/Times: Monday and Thursday, 1pm to 5pm

Start Date: August 19, 2024

End Date: TBD

Course fee: TBD

     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.


Selection Process:

The selection process will include testing through Platinum Education that will include an EMT final exam, reading comprehension, math ability, and a personality test. The testing through Platinum Education will be at the prospective student's expense. Following this testing an personal interview will be conducted with the Program Director, Medical Director, and others.


Background Check and Drug Screen (do not have background check and drug screen until you are told to do so)

 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. The cost of the background check and drug screen are not included in the course expense and are at the prospective student's expense.

Website: https://discover.castlebranch.com/  

          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 (subject to change by CastleBranch)


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


Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology, equivalent to Ivy Tech APHY 101 and APHY 102 are required. A & P will be included in the beginning of this cohort and will suffice for this requirement. Previous college credit for these courses will also be accepted as transfer credits. For transfer credits the program will need a copy of your college transcripts.


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. 






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