EMS Certification Programs

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EmergyCare's Spring 2022 EMT ACADEMY Fact Sheet 

                            

EmergyCare's EMT Academy

Fasted paced/excelled EMT program,  no cost to attend.   Hired by EmergyCare as a part-time employee with health benefits while taking an EMT course.   Space is limited.   Potential students are required to complete an interview and aptitude test, as well as a criminal background check.    Now accepting applications for the 2022 Spring session.   To apply, click here

 

 

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Emergency Medical Technician Classes -  EMT-B Blended/Distance Learning

The EmergyCare Distance Learning EMT Program combines in-person lab instruction with state-of-the-art video conferencing technology that allows face-to-face learning. Students are able to attend a live synchronous PA Dept. of Health-approved distance learning EMT training courses for certification at a local meeting place in their community.  The program meets or exceeds the requirements of the PA Department of Health, Bureau of EMS, as set forth by theNational EMS Standards.

Class is offered in the Fall and Winter Term and  meets Tues/Thurs- 6 pm- 10 pm, Every other Saturday 8 am - 5 pm

EmergyCare's EMT-B Programs are taught in partnership with Butler County Community College and follow current National EMS Education Standards.  

 

 

 

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Class- AEMT- Blended Distance Learning

Advanced EMTs Provide basic pre-hospital emergency care to the sick and injured and transports emergency and non-emergency patients safely and efficiently to appropriate medical facilities. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician evaluates the patient and relays pertinent information to the appropriate medical facilities and may be required to implement appropriate medical interventions from PA DOH State Protocols and medical command physician orders. The AEMT works closely with the EMT, Paramedic, and other AEMTs in providing effective and efficient patient care in accordance with established protocols and by performing the following duties.

EmergyCare's A-EMT-B Programs are taught in partnership with the EmergyCare EMS Training Institute.  The EmergyCare Distance Learning AEMT Programs combine in-person lab instruction with state-of-the-art video conferencing technology that allows face-to-face learning. Students can attend a live synchronous PA Dept. of Health approved distance learning AEMT training courses for certification at a local meeting place in their community.

 

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The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course is a comprehensive program consisting of both classroom (didactic), skills lab, clinical, and field components. Our fast-paced course meets several times a week over a four-month period to allow students the necessary time to learn the course materials and master the highly technical skills they will need to function as a competent AEMT.  Students completing the course will be eligible to participate in EmergyCare - UPMC - CEM Paramedic Training Consortium's abridged Paramedic Training Course in the future.

The program meets or exceeds the requirements of the PA Department of Health, Bureau of EMS, as set forth by the National EMS Standards.

Classes are offered Winter Term and meet Monday, Wednesday from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m. and every other Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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EmergyCare - UPMC - CEM Paramedic Training Consortium

This unique partnership offers high-quality training leading to testing and certification as a National Registry Paramedic (EMT-P). The goal of the program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels. For more information, contact Program Director, Jack Christie, at 814-870-9941 or jchristie@emergycare.org.

The EmergyCare-UPMC-CEM Paramedic Training Consortium is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (www.coaemsp.org).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355- 113th St N, #7709
Seminole, FL  33775
727-210-2350

www.caahep.org
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX  75088
214-703-8445

www.coaemsp.org

The program is accredited as an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education Institute by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS.

 

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician to Paramedic Class AEMT- Distance Learning

Course offered in Spring and runs through January

The Consortium Hybrid Distance Learning Paramedic Program is a shortened paramedic training program designed for individuals 18 years of age or older who have either completed an EmergyCare Advanced EMT training course OR  have a current Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued Advanced EMT certification.  Consisting of 108 four (4) hour class sessions, the Hybrid Paramedic program combines in-person lab instruction with state-of-the-art video conferencing technology that allows face-to-face learning. 

Students enrolled in this program attend a live synchronous PA Dept. of Health approved distance learning Paramedic training course for initial certification at a local learning site located in Erie, Warren, or Crawford County.  The 432 hours of classroom time combined with 452 hours of required hospital clinical and field internship gives students a comprehensive prehospital education.  Following a progression of didactic and lab sessions followed by in-hospital clinical and field experience helps our students to integrate theory and practice to help prepare them to become competent entry-level Paramedics.   Participants who successfully complete this program become eligible to take the National Registry Paramedic certification exams to earn their Pennsylvania and National Registry Paramedic Certifications 

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How do I attend class?  For 86 of the 108 class sessions, students attend by reporting to a designated local classroom site located in or close to the student's own community.  The remaining 22 class sessions are specialized classes spaced out during the program and require students to travel to Erie to attend those specific classes in person at EmergyCare Headquarters.
  • How do I know which classroom site I will attend class at?  Student classroom sites are determined based on student preference and their overall distance from the closest available learning site.
  • Do I need to attend classes at specific times?  Yes, because the program is a live synchronous environment, the class meets at regularly scheduled times, simultaneously, at all classroom sites.  Part of a student’s success in the program requires the student to report to their designated local classroom site to participate in live lectures, video lessons, and interactive discussions.
  • How will course instruction be delivered?  Delivery of course instruction will vary based on the type of instruction being delivered.  For example, lectures are delivered live via two-way HD video conference equipment, while hands-on skills and labs are taught in person by skilled Lab Instructors at each of the local classroom sites.

 

Daytime Distance Learning Paramedic Training Program -  Classes begin in July of each year.

Class meets Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from Noon to 4:00 p.m. 

Program locations:  Erie- EmergyCare Headquarters,  1926 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16502  &  Warren- EmergyCare Warren, 12 South State Street, Warren, PA 16365

The Consortium Distance Learning Paramedic Program is designed for individuals 18 years of age or older who have a current Commonwealth of Pennsylvania-issued EMT certification. Consisting of 148 four (4) hour sessions, our Paramedic program combines in-person lab instruction with state-of-the-art video conferencing technology that allows face-to-face learning.  Students enrolled in this program attend a live synchronous PA Dept. of Health-approved distance learning Paramedic training course for initial certification at a local learning site located in Erie or Warren County. 

The 592 hours of classroom time combined with 452 hours of required hospital clinical and field internship gives students a comprehensive prehospital education.  Following a progression of didactic and lab sessions followed by in-hospital clinical and field, experience helps our students to integrate theory and practice to help prepare them to become competent entry-level Paramedics.  Participants who complete this program become eligible to take the National Registry Paramedic certification exams to earn their Pennsylvania and National Registry Paramedic Certifications 

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How do I attend class?  For 86 (est.) of the 148 class sessions, students attend by reporting to a designated local learning site located in or near the student's own community.  The remaining 62 (est.) class sessions are specialized classes scheduled throughout the program and require students to attend those specific classes in person at the Erie Learning site located at EmergyCare Headquarters.
  • How do I know which classroom site I will attend class at?  Student designated local learning sites are determined based on student preference and their overall distance from the closest available learning site.
  • Do I need to attend classes at specific times?  Yes, because the program is a live synchronous environment, the class meets at regularly scheduled times, simultaneously, at all classroom sites.  Part of a student’s success in the program requires the student to report to their designated local classroom site to participate in live lectures, video lessons, and interactive discussions.
  • How will course instruction be delivered?  Delivery of course instruction varies based on the type of instruction being delivered.  For example, some of the lectures will be delivered live via two-way HD video conference equipment, while other lectures that involve hands-on learning, as well as class sessions involving skills training and labs, will be taught on-site at our Erie classroom location.