Public Safety (Emergency Medical)

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1 year program (2nd  year with instructor recommendation) 

Graduate from high school with employability skills related to your educational and career goals



The Emergency Medicine program is designed to introduce you to a career that is exciting and personally rewarding. This academically rigorous and physically demanding program emphasizes teamwork and effective communication skills. Students will be asked to demonstrate a positive attitude and good moral characteristics that exemplify that of an EMS employee. This is a college level program with the primary focus on Emergency Medical Services and obtaining the NREMT Certification.

The program will also offer an introduction to Firefighting skills. You are encouraged to be sponsored by a local Public Safety department and must be able to meet the physical demands of the program. Recommendations from both your guidance counselor and technical coordinator are required.

Some specific EMS skills covered in this program include:
– Emergency Medical Technician                       –  Emergencies & Trauma
– Baseline Vital Signs-Patient Assessment       – Human Anatomy
– Medical & Behavioral Conditions                    – Rescue Techniques
– Ambulance Operations                                      – Ethics & Ethical Issues
– Medical & Ethical Issues

Some specific Fire skills covered in this program include:
– Fire Truck Functions & Operation                   – Fire Behavior
– Incident Management System

Career Paths: Corrections Officer, Criminal Investigator, Emergency Management & Response Coordinator, EMT / Paramedic, Fire Fighter / Investigator, Forest Fire Fighter / Investigator, Police & Patrol Officer

3 high school credits for each year and college credits while still in high school

Dual Enrollment Agreements:
EMCC – EMS123 –  Emergency Medical Technician Basic
EMCC – FIR107 –  Intro to Emergency Services
EMCC –  FIR115 – Fire service Building Construction  

For a complete list of the Program of Studies Agreements, please click here.

National/State Certifications/Licenses
State of Maine EMT License and NREMT national certification:
National Registry EMT Certification Exam (needed for licensure)
State of Maine EMT Psychomotor Skills Exam (needed for licensure)
OSHA – 10 Hour General Industry Safety & Health Certificate
NWCG S-190 Intro to Wildland Firefighting
NWCG S-130 Basic Wildland Firefighting
American Heart First Aid
Hazardous Materials / WMD Incident Response: Awareness
3rd Party Certification Opportunities:
BLS CPR (American Heart Association)
Stop the Bleed (American College of Surgeons)
TIMS- NHI Traffic Incident Management (US Department of Transportation)
Hazardous Materials/WMD Incident Response: Awareness (University of Missouri)
Maine Mandated Reporter Certification (Maine Department of Human Services)
FEMA IS-100.c Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS100)
FEMA IS 200.HCa Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations
FEMA IS 700.b Introduction to National Incident Management Systems



Prerequisite Academic Courses:

  • Strong basic math skills
  • Biology or Introduction to Chemistry
  • Keyboarding/data entry and retrieval skills
  • Ability to read, comprehend, & write at a high school level


Click here to apply online as soon as possible. Please mention this program specifically in the "Tell us why you are interested in United Technologies Center" online form.


This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri from 8:30 am to 1:45 pm.


This course is held at United Technologies Center .