In the EMT/Public Safety career program, students prepare to become EMTs. Most of the school year focuses on the instruction and hands-on experiences necessary for students to pass the EMT test and earn their certification. At the end of the school year, students will gain exposure to other areas of public safety, including law enforcement, firefighting, corrections, and probabtion. To be prepared, develop your written and spoken communication skills and do well in all academic classes. You must be able to pass a criminal history check.
The typical student is a solid academic student that wants a career in the public safety field. Career aspirations include EMT, paramedic, firefighter, corrections officer, police officer, and probation officer. Students will participate in ambulance runs and “ride-along” trips. Because of the nature of these experiences, students must have a mature attitude and respect the confidentiality of all those involved in incidents they may witness. Some of the experiences will require students to participate during the evenings and on weekends. Students must have their own transportation for these extra hours. EMT certification will be the expected outcome and the focus of most of the school year. The program does not include experiences with fire arms.
The EMT / Public Safety program prepares students to become EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians) and provides a brief exposure to the areas of law enforcement, firefighting, corrections, and probation. EMT certification is recognized in a variety of public safety related careers and required in firefighting. The exposure to a variety of areas will help students discover the career area they want to pursue. It will require most of the school year to complete the EMT training. During the year, students will learn to recognize the seriousness of the patient’s condition, use the appropriate emergency care techniques and equipment to stabilize the patient, and transport them to the hospital. This course also addresses the handling of victims of hazardous materials accidents. It covers theories, techniques, and operational aspects of pre-hospital emergency care within the scope and responsibility of the basic Emergency Medical Technician. It requires laboratory practice and clinical observation in a hospital emergency room and ambulance. Toward the end of the school year, students will have experiences in the other career areas. Some of the EMT instruction will require students to participate during the evenings and on weekends. Students will be required to pass a criminal history check.
First Responder Certification - Testing is required and fees apply.
Indiana Emergency Medical Technician Certification - Testing is required and fees apply. Qualifies for THD.
The following courses will help prepare students for the EMT/Public Safety program, college, and a career in the public safety field. These courses are not required but are recommended if available.