The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program provides students with necessary skills to respond to emergency calls, provide efficient and immediate care to critically ill or injured persons and transport patients to a medical facility. The EMT training program is a one-year course that includes classroom and hands-on education. Students receive instruction in anatomy and physiology and patient assessment. Extensive reading and written work is required. The course includes a 10-hour clinical rotation in an emergency department and a 10-hour ride-along with an ambulance service.
Upon completion of the course the student will be eligible to take the National Registry EMT written exam. Successful completion of that exam will make the student eligible to obtain certification as a Maine EMT-B.
Due to licensing restrictions, students must be 16 prior to the first day of class.