Emergency Medical Services

emsThe EMS program stresses emergency response. This includes such topics as assessing the patient and being able to identify various cardiac, circulatory, and respiratory issues. Other topics of instruction include proper response to calamities such as heart attacks, drug overdoses, bleeding, fractures, and childbirth.

The EMS program is designed for students who want a career in pre-hospital emergency medicine. It prepares students to manage life-threatening and disabling injuries whenever possible, and to establish a comprehensive, coordinated system of emergency medical services that expedite initial response; ensures appropriate lifesaving and stabilization measures at the scene; and ensures transport or transfer of patients in a timely and efficient manner to facilities capable of providing maximum recovery and rehabilitation. Mandatory on-line certifications include National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Mass Casualty Triage.


2 Semesters

6 Credits per year

Grades: 11-12

Recommended Prerequisite: Anatomy & Physiology or concurrently with Anatomy & Physiology. Health Careers I


This course prepares students for a state certification which could lead to a career in Emergency Medical Services such as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or a Paramedic. This course is for students desiring to perform emergency medical care. Students will learn to recognize the seriousness of the patient’s condition, use the appropriate emergency care techniques and equipment to stabilize the patient and transport them to the hospital. This course also addresses the handling of victims of hazardous materials accidents. It covers theories, the basic emergency medical technician. It requires laboratory practice and clinical observation in a hospital emergency room and ambulance. Participation in HOSA affords the student the opportunity to compete in a variety of competitive events, specifically CPR/Fires Aid and EMT, at both the state and national level. Dual College Credits may be available. Students must be 18 years of age by the end of the course in order to test for EMT certification during the spring semester of the enrollment school year.

IvyTechLogoThis is a one-year program open to juniors or seniors. Students must turn 18 within one-year of completing this course. Students may earn a maximum of six (6) high school credits per year as well as over ten (10.5) dual credits from Ivy Tech Community College.

Instructor for Emergency Medical Services:

Lucinda Robinson

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Dual Credit Opportunity:

Dual Credit coursework is available through Ivy Tech Community College- Central Indiana. Students who meet benchmarks set by Ivy Tech can receive up to 10.5 college credits for the 2014-15 school year at BRCP. Dual Credit Courses are subject to change EACH year as the Department of Education and the Commission for Higher Education set new standards.