Certificate of Completion in Emergency Services
The Certificate of Completion in Emergency Services prepares students to effectively respond to emergency situations. The degree program is a sequence of courses providing opportunities for earning multiple stacked certifications that prepare students for entry level positions in various emergency services including Emergency Medical Technician and Emergency Operations. The curriculum is designed to provide a broad overview of emergency services. Students will earn FEMA and OSHA certifications and other credentials preparing them for entry level positions in various emergency service operations.
Graduates from SKC’s Emergency Services Program will be eligible to test for registration as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or may continue in the program to earn additional certifications in areas of emergency management that qualify graduates for work as an incident manager, dispatcher, or communications officer. The degree also may be used as a step in a career pathway toward other allied health degrees.
A primary component of the Emergency Services Certificate of Completion is the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training. Nationwide, EMT training is moving from free-standing training offered by a county emergency services unit or private ambulance organization to a college-based training system. According to the Montana Career Inventory System (MCIS), the EMT field is a “large occupation” with a faster-than-average 10-year growth prediction and a high number of annual openings. Although the average annual wage is $28,080, many EMTs use their EMT training to support further education and step into allied health fields such as nursing, medical assistant, paramedic, or respiratory therapy.
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