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Emergency Medical Services Certifications

The emergency medical technician (EMT) is an integral part of the health care system in today’s society, providing emergency medical services (EMS) in a wide variety of situations in the pre-hospital setting. Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) EMT’s, Advanced EMTs, and paramedics are an extension of the emergency department and have received increasing attention and public awareness due to television and public events.

Stark State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The emergency medical program is accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of EMS #008 for EMS education and follows the national standard curriculum according to the Ohio Administrative Code 4765 for all levels of EMS providers.

Completion of the certification courses with a grade of “B” or higher will allow a student to take the
National Registry Certification Exam, which is required by the state of Ohio for certification for all levels of EMS provider.  The EMS Courses consist of classroom and lab sessions, including hands-on training on campus. Additionally, training in various medical facilities and field sites is required.

Critical thinking and physical agility are among the skills required to function in EMS. Emergency Services are highly regarded and respected by our community and throughout the country. Graduates of Stark State College’s EMS training will find their career to be very challenging and rewarding.

According to various sections of the Ohio Law and Regulations for Certification and Licensure Boards, persons convicted of any felony will not be accepted into the emergency fire services and the emergency medical services programs at Stark State College. Persons convicted of a misdemeanor may not be accepted into the emergency fire services and emergency medical services programs at Stark State College. For more information, contact the Emergency Medical Services Program Coordinator.


Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

To enroll in this course a student must:

  • enroll in the College.
  • meet admission requirements as set forth in OAC 4765

For further information contact: Bonnie Stich 330-305-6633 #3


Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

To enroll in this course a student must:

  • enroll in the College
  • be age 17 or in the last year of high school, OR 18 and out of high school
  • complete both BCI and FBI background checks.
  • complete required health screenings and immunizations.
  • meet admission requirements as set forth in OAC 4765

For further information contact: Bonnie Stich 330-305-6633 #3


Advanced EMT

To enroll in this program a student must:

  • enroll in the College
  • present current state of Ohio EMT certification.
  • present current health care provider basic life support (BLS) certification.
  • complete both BCI and FBI background checks.
  • complete required health screenings and immunizations.
  • meet admission requirements as set forth in OAC 4765

For further information contact: Bonnie Stich 330-305-6633 #3


Paramedic

To enroll in this program a student must:

  • enroll in the College
  • submit Paramedic Program Application to Department of Emergency Services
  • present current state of Ohio EMT or AEMT certification.
  • present current health care provider basic life support (BLS) certification.
  • complete both BCI and FBI background checks.
  • complete required health screenings and immunizations.
  • meet admission requirements as set forth in OAC 4765

For further information contact: Bonnie Stich 330-305-6633 #3