Emergency Medical Services (EMS)


With this program, students acquire the skills to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics who provide out-of-hospital care to the critically ill and injured.   EMT's and Paramedics must be capable of functioning with authority and good judgment in a variety of circumstances under difficult and stressful conditions, and must be caring persons with the desire to help others.

All EMS classes are held at the downtown Dayton Campus. Educational for the EMS area of study at Sinclair includes:

FIRST RESPONDER (EMR) - This certification is geared for the delivery of emergency medical care by non-medical personnel: police, safety team members, etc.

These certifications are designed to prepare students for careers in Emergency Medical Services:

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) -This certification is an entry level position for functioning on an ambulance. Requires 7 credit hours and successful completion of a state certifying examination. Must be 18 years old. Requires a FBI/BCI background check and physical with immunizations. Course prerequisites: College level reading and writing.

PARAMEDIC - This certification requires 4 semesters after successful Ohio state certification at the Emergency Medical Technician level. Once completed with paramedic course work, students are prepared to sit for the state certification examination.  Requires a FBI/BCI background check and a physical with immunizations on file prior to acceptance into the program. Course prerequisites: College level reading, writing math, and Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO-1121) or equivalent. Must attend mandatory orientation session prior to start of Spring semester. Orientation is held in Building 19 on the Dayton campus. Spring Semester Orientation dates:

  • December 16, 2015 - Noon to 4pm
  • December 18, 2015 - 9am to 1pm
  • January 6, 2016 - 9am to 1pm



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