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One or two years, 3 hours per day

Course Information:

Students will be able to perform the skills needed in a time of emergency that could save someone’s life. During the fall semester, students will perform skills such as airway management, splinting of fractured bones, actions to take in a respiratory emergency, adult, child and infant CPR, and vital signs. During the spring semester, students will continue to add to their skill set in emergency first aid, analyzing different types of emergency situations, transporting patients, etc. Students will gain leadership skills developed through HOSA participation. Upon successful completion of the EMT class, students may be qualified to take the EMT national registry certification exam. To obtain the necessary clinical hours and patient contact, students must provide their own transportation to clinical sites. Clinic hours may be obtained weekday evenings or on the weekend, therefore, parents may provide that transportation, if necessary.

Dual Credit Offered:  (Learn more about Dual Credit, including Enrollment information.)

Ivy Tech (up to 16.5 credits**)

• HLHS 100 Intro to Healthcare (3 credits)

• HLHS 101 Medical Terminology (3 credits*)

• HLHS 102 Anatomy & Physiology (3 credits*)

• PARM 102 Emergency Medical Technician (7.5 credits)

*Must meet Ivy Tech program-ready requirements.

** Courses are subject to change and vary by location. See instructor for most updated list.

Certifications Available: (Learn more about Certifications)

*Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic

*Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

• AHA BLS CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers (recognized but not a graduation qualifier)

Must be 17 years old by May 1 the school year enrolled in the class to earn certification

*see Graduation Pathways Eligible Industry Certifications

Job Opportunities:

EMT in the hospital or pre-hospital setting


Get Involved:

Join our Career-Technical Student Organization - HOSA: Future Health Professionals!

Learn leadership skills, compete in events, earn scholarships, and much more! 


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Check out the IN CTE Career Guide​​​ and see the in-demand occupations in Indiana!

Related Courses at JEL:

• Health Careers, CNA Prep  Medical Assisting

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Nickole Milewski

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Welcome to the world of EMS! I bring to the classroom over 26 years of experience in the Emergency Medical Services arena.  I have worked in many areas of EMS, Dispatch for Fire & EMS, EMT for private ambulance service and also a Municipality, Firefighter/EMT and also worked for Methodist Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center and LIFELINE Helicopter.  I am active in the Air Medical industry at the National Level, teaching and speaking at National Conferences on health and safety.  I also have my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration.

My goal is that each student will become successful in EMS and enjoy the industry as much as I do. I hope that they learn something new each week of class. I teach at the college level so students will have a real experience with classes at the collegiate level.  Each student should be prepared to work hard, work with others, and be determined to be successful in the class. I will work with each student to help them achieve their individual goals for my class.

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