Take the First Step Toward Your EMS Career Now!
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At FORTIS, students are provided the skills and training needed to enter careers in industries that have employment opportunity over time. What industries you ask? FORTIS offers career education and training programs in the nursing, healthcare, medical, dental, business, information technology, skilled trades, massage and cosmetology career fields. That makes Fortis a post-secondary network of colleges and institutes with a wide variety of educational choices!
FORTIS provides education and training for qualified applicants with the desire to better their career opportunities regardless of previous educational background.
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For a career in the emergency medical services field, a paramedic / EMT training program may be your best choice as the way to enter the field. FORTIS conveniently has schools in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania that offer programs to educate students with the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at an advanced life support level so they can pursue a career working with an ambulance service, fire department or hospital after graduation.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a critical part of the healthcare team and the community in general. Those who work in the emergency medical field as first responders are often called Emergency Medical Technicians or EMTs. Upon completion of the EMS / Paramedic program at FORTIS, students will be able to prepare for licensure to properly assess, manage, and transport patients at an Advanced Life Support Level of competence.
As a cardiovascular technologist, you’ll provide hands-on care to your patients and enjoy the opportunity to do rewarding work on a daily basis.
Through the cardiovascular technology training program, you can learn the skills that will make you a valued member of a highly specialized medical team. Today’s growing and technologically advanced healthcare industry can offer excellent opportunities for individuals with the right training and experience!
The skills you can learn in the cardiovascular technology program include assisting physicians with cardiac catheterization procedures, monitoring patients’ vital signs, performing EKG and hemodynamic assessment, as well as assisting with the insertion of pacemakers and stents.
Paramedics must have a commitment to excellence, to life-long learning, and to professional standards uncompromised in any situation. When responding to a call for help, a Paramedic professional brings the knowledge, skill and technology that will save a life and relieve suffering—the qualities people expect to see. The objective of the Paramedic program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels. Within the fast-paced and constantly adapting world of Emergency Medical Services, the Paramedics may find themselves performing these advanced skills during on-scene treatment, in an ambulance, helicopter or on an off-shore oil rig.
The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. The program is compliant with the EMS Education Standards providing graduates who successfully complete the program the ability to test for Paramedic certification with the National Registry or equivalent state examination.
Length: 1010 Contact Hours/48 Instructional Weeks
Program Quarter Credits: 55
Total Clock Hours, including Recognized Homework Hours: 1490
Credential Awarded: Diploma
Mode of Delivery: Residential
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