Emergency services providers function in the uncontrolled, pre-hospital environment that includes patient stabilization, basic and advanced life support, and safe transport to the appropriate healthcare facility. Students in the EST program are prepared for these intense situations, through hands-on, real-world experience with EMR and EMT/AEMT certification.
I chose FHTC because it has given me the opportunity to achieve my ultimate goal: bettering my education so I can help others.
Emergency Services Technology offers two technical certificates and an associate of applied science degree option. High school seniors are also eligible to apply to this program.
Technical Certificate A is an 18-credit hour program. Students will receive the knowledge needed to complete the First Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. Graduates seeking to continue their education can transfer certificate courses to the Emergency Services Technology AAS degree program.
Technical Certificate B is a 33-credit hour program. In addition to receiving EMR and EMT training, students will take additional basic medical classes as well as First Aid CPR and communication courses. Graduates seeking to continue their education can transfer certificate courses to the Emergency Services Technology AAS degree program.
The associate of applied science degree combines general education and technical education courses. Graduates will receive the knowledge needed to complete First Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certification. Students will also have the opportunity for an AEMT field Internship. Graduates will be prepared for both entry-level and advanced training positions in emergency services fields.Associates Degree Course Requirements
Emergency Services provide medical care for all, from infant to elderly. The Emergency Services field involves intense teamwork with many disciplines, specifically ambulance, fire, and police departments, as well as hospitals.
Career opportunities include:
- First Responder
- Ambulance Crew
- Emergency Room
- Patient Care Technician
FHTC students who complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Services Technology may be eligible to utilize a 2+2 agreement with the following institutions to further their education.
Fort Hays State University: Bachelor of Technology Leadership
Kansas State University: Bachelor of Science in Technology Management
Pittsburg State University: Bachelor of Applied Science
Washburn University: Bachelor of Applied Science