One year, 3 hours per day
*Locations include: JEL, Fishers, and HSE (See your high school counselor to learn more!)
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)
Ivy Tech (16.5 - 22.5 credits**)
• HSPS 125 Emergency Medical Responder (3 credits)
• PARM 102 Emergency Medical Technician (7.5 credits)
• HSPS 102 Intro to Public Safety (3 credits)
• HSPS 120 Incident Management Systems (3 credits)
*Must meet Ivy Tech program-ready requirements
**credits are subject to change. See instructor for 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
*indicates 19-20 IN Promoted Industry Certification
EMT in the hospital or pre-hospital setting
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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.
I teach the EMT at our Fishers and HSE satellite sites. I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree from Purdue University and my Master of Science Degree from Indiana University. GO HOOSIERS!! I have certifications in the Fire Service as well as in Emergency Medical Services. I enjoy when I can see the sense of accomplishment in my students' eyes as they begin to think outside the box and come up with the appropriate treatment of patients. On a personal note, my wife(Nancy)and I have been married for 29 years. We have 3 grown children that we take great pride in watching them achieve their dreams. Plus we have 2 dogs at home to keep us company.