The EMS program at Holmes prepares students for a variety of roles in the field of emergency medicine. Courses are offered on the campuses in Ridgeland and Grenada, and students who complete the one-semester EMT Course and receive licensure are prepared for direct patient care and serve as the support personnel as well as operate the ambulance. EMT students also end up working in emergency departments, fire departments, and physicians' offices. Current licensure as an EMT often provides points toward selection for entry into other allied health programs, as well.
A new paramedic program begins annually on each campus and meets three nights per
week for three semesters. Successful completion of the course leads to a certificate
or an AAS degree. Paramedics provide direct patient care covering a broad range of
injuries and illness. Experienced paramedics may be eligible to enter the Critical
Care Paramedic program, a program designed and first implemented by the EMS staff
at Holmes. The required courses are offered in a two-semester format on the Ridgeland
Campus. Successful completion of the coursework leads to an AAS degree. Critical Care
Paramedics are prepared for a career in critical care transport.
For more information on the Holmes EMS program, contact Mark Galtelli at email@example.com or (601) 605-3331.