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As a relatively new profession, EMS has seen tremendous change in the past 50 years. Diagnostic, therapeutic and pharmacologic advancements in medicine have dramatically improved the quality of care available to critically ill or injured patients in the pre-hospital setting. There has been a corresponding need for increased improvement in education and training.
Emergency Services programs are committed to the dynamic challenge of training and educating emergency medical technicians to the highest standards. The programs listed below provides students with the solid foundation in emergency medicine necessary to enter this rewarding and exhilarating career.
Career opportunities that may require EMS training include but are not limited to: firefighter (career or volunteer), paramedic, search and rescue, critical care transport or basic life support transport provider. The EMS licenses can lead to a career as a paramedic if a student wishes to continue their studies and completes the requirements for an AAS-Paramedic (Associate of Applied Science - Paramedic) degree at an accredited institution.
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