Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

           Instructor:  Paramedic Stephenson ([email protected])
                                                   Mr. Stephenson
Course Description: (3 credits per semester, 2 semester course)
  • Principles of Healthcare- Principles of Healthcare content includes skills common to specific health career topics such as patient nursing care, dental care, animal care, medical laboratory, public health, and an introduction to healthcare systems. Lab experiences are organized and planned around the activities associated with the student’s career objectives. 
  • Medical Terminology- Medical Terminology prepares students with language skills necessary for effective, independent use of health and medical reference materials. It includes the study of health and medical abbreviations, symbols, and Greek and Latin word part meanings, all taught within the context of body systems. This course builds skills in pronouncing, spelling, and defining new words encountered in verbal and written information in the healthcare industry. Students have the opportunity to acquire essential skills for accurate and logical communication, and interpretation of medical records. Emphasis is on forming a foundation of a medical vocabulary including; appropriate and accurate meaning, spelling, and pronunciation of medical terms, and abbreviations, signs, and symbols. 
  • Emergency Medical Technician- This course is based on the training program developed by the Department of Transportation and the Emergency Medical Services Commission of Indiana. It covers theories, techniques and operational aspects of pre-hospital emergency care within the scope and responsibility of the emergency medical technician (EMT). It requires laboratory practice and clinical observation in a hospital emergency room and ambulance. Successful completion of the course meets national requirements to test for certification as an NREMT. 
Certifications Available:
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Ivy Tech Dual Credit:
HLHS 100- Intro to Heathcare, HLHS 104- CPR- Basic Life Support; HLHS 101- Medical Terminology, HLHS 102- Essential Anatomy and Physiology; PARM 102- Emergency Medical Tech 
Job Opportunities:
  •  Emergency Medical Technician
  •  Paramedic