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EMS Academy

EMS Academy

We are now accepting applications for our 21st Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Academy. Learn about EMS Academy.

What is EMS Academy?

We designed the EMS Academy to ensure the highest level of EMS training. The Academy is for potential Emergency Medical Service providers.

What does the program cover?

Upon successful completion of the Academy, you will have obtained:

  • Pennsylvania Department of Health and National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification (EMT)
  • Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (EVDT)
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)
  • ACLS for the EMT
  • National Incident Management System Components (overview, IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800)
  • Basic Vehicle Rescue Awareness
  • Training in vehicle extrication, rescue practices and physical development

You will schedule clinical rotation time on regional area ambulances during the program. You will perform as a member of the EMS crew.

What time commitment does the program require?

This concentrated program requires over 500 hours of training. The HACC EMS Academy is a full-time program.

Attendance is mandatory. We recommend that candidates do not hold employment while attending the Academy.

We hold classes primarily Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. We hold classes at the Shumaker Public Safety Center. The program may require some evenings and weekends.

When does the Academy begin? How much does it cost?

The HACC 21st EMS Academy will begin Feb. 16, 2015 and end May 29, 2015. Tuition for the Academy is $2,000. 

When is the application due?

The application deadline is Jan. 7, 2015.

How do I get more information and register?

Contact the EMS Education Unit at (717) 780-1979 or mletzwei@hacc.edu.