Becoming a paramedic requires more training than becoming an emergency medical technician (EMT). Many EMS professionals start out as EMTs while they continue their education to become Paramedics. In general, paramedics are in greater demand in the region than EMTs, although job openings are available for both positions. Which job is right for you?

An EMT functions as a primary care provider in the pre-hospital setting. The EMT is responsible for all aspects of care provided to the sick and injured. The EMT provides basic life support, including patient assessment, airway management, use of the automatic defibrillator and assisting patients with taking some of their own medications. Read more....

A paramedic functions as the most extensively trained primary care provider in the pre-hospital setting. The paramedic is responsible for all aspects of care provided to the sick and injured. The paramedic provides both basic and advanced life support, including comprehensive patient assessment, invasive airway management, cardiac monitoring and administration of medications. Read more....

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

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Dual Fire Science/Paramedic
 

Career Pathway Certificate

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Program Advisors

Gary Heigel
Gary Heigel
Emergency Services Department
Faculty / Department Chair
Jim Shaw
Jim Shaw
EMS Coordinator
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Rusty Riis
Rusty Riis
EMS Clinical Coordinator
Faculty
 
 

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