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The field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) involves a range of occupations in the medical and emergency services. It can serve as an entry to health careers such as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic, Nurse or other health professions. Basic EMT certification is often required for positions in fire departments, private ambulances and may be required for staff at correctional facilities and other security positions. The EMS program at Pierce College is designed for both civilian and military students. Some military students seek this training for their own educational benefits. In addition, units value this training because it enhances unit capabilities especially during deployment. For military students leaving the military, this training facilitates their transition into the civilian work force or into educational programs leading to careers in health care profession. For civilian students, completion of this course will enable you to be employed in many different health care related fields referenced above. Pierce College’s Emergency Medical Services Certificate (EMS) program prepares students for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification examination, which results in an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate. Applicants must have a current CPR card, either through American Heart Association (Healthcare Provider) or Red Cross (Professional Rescuer) prior to starting the program. A list of CPR locations is available upon request. For more information, call (253) 964-6556.
Professional/technical program competencies can be found on the Pierce College website at www.pierce.ctc.edu/ems-outcomes.