EMT Students Gaining Certifications and Skills

Students Gain Valuable Skills for Healthcare and Public Safety Careers

Students in the EMT and Public Safety Program at New Castle Career Center are gaining unprecedented certifications and skills. These certifications and skills help students pursue careers in various fields, including becoming a licensed paramedic, firefighter, nurse, law enforcement officer, medical assistant, or emergency room technician.

“Our classroom is state of the art boasting an indoor functional ambulance simulator, electric lift ambulance cot, a multitude of equipment and supplies, and an actual ambulance outdoors for ride along scenarios,” noted Program Instructor Bill Hufford. “Our phlebotomy section provides realistic actual blood drawing experience.”

The program uses multiple clinical site hospitals for ER rotations, including Henry Community Health and Reid Health. The program uses Richmond, Muncie, Rushville Fire Departments, New Castle EMS, Henry County EMS, Fayette County EMS, and Reid EMS for ambulance services.

EMT and Public Safety Certifications and College Credits

Students in the EMT and Public Safety program have the opportunity to obtain the following certifications:

  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • National Emergency Medical Technician
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator
  • National Phlebotomy

Upon completing the EMT & Public Safety program, students earn 7.5 college credits through Ivy Tech. These credits can be applied to an associate degree or transferred to another college or university.

Phlebotomy Course and Certification

The phlebotomy course is held in the last three months of the school year and includes a certification from the National Healthcare Association. Students receive instruction and hands-on experience drawing blood to obtain a phlebotomy certification.

The New Castle Career Center is the only high school career program that offers a phlebotomy program and certification. These skills prepare students for careers they can begin immediately after graduation and while attending college.

For more information regarding high school or adult classes, reach out to Paramedic Bill Hufford at bhufford@ncweb.me. To learn more about the variety of programs available at the New Castle Career, visit nccareercenter.org.