When are classes offered?
The EMT Basic course is offered every semester. The EMT Paramedic program starts twice a year, Fall and Spring. These are the only entry points for the program.
For specifics on days and times of classes, please see the Sinclair website.
Is there a waiting list for EMS courses?
Currently, we do not have a waiting list. Our facility accommodates up to 120 EMT Basic students each quarter and approx. 100 Paramedic students per entry point.
What jobs can I get when I finish the program?
Most EMT Basic student will be looking for jobs in the private ambulance field. If they have successfully completed a level 1 Firefighter course as well, they would qualify for some part-time Fire Dept. jobs.
Please visit the National Registry of EMTs website for job postings.
Do I need to take a Firefighter course?
Depending on your long-term goals, you may need to take a Firefighter course. In the Dayton area; fire department jobs are almost exclusively held by people who are cross-trained in both firefighting and EMS. FST 181, the Level I Firefighter course is offered at Sinclair.
I want to be a Paramedic, do I really need to take the EMT Basic course?
Yes. The Ohio Department of Public Safety requires a person to be licensed by the state PRIOR to entering into a Paramedic training program. There is no exception to this rule.
I need to take DEV 065 or 075. May I take them in conjunction with my EMT Basic course?
No. DEV 065 and 075 are pre-requisites for the EMT Basic course. You must have successfully completed these courses prior to registering for the EMT Basic course. For the Paramedic courses, the same applies to DEV 065, 075, and 085.