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Fire & Emergency Services


The Fire and Emergency Services program prepares you to meet community needs for fire and emergency medical protection. Students may begin the program by scheduling fire courses the first year, or you may choose to begin with emergency medical courses. If beginning with the emergency medical sequence, you must have an Ohio EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) Certificate.

The Fire and Emergency Services program offers Firefighter I and II, EMT and Paramedic certification courses over five semesters. Fire classes follow standards established by National Fire Protection Association 1001, and the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Hocking College maintains an on-site fire training facility including fire apparatus, burn structure and related equipment. Graduates take the Ohio Firefighter Certification Exam administered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

EMT and Paramedic classes follow the curriculum requirements established by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Hocking College EMT program provides a fully equipped EMS vehicle, and medical lab classroom that simulates an emergency room. Students must take the National Registry Exam to be certified at the end of their program.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Technical Study in Fire and Emergency Services:

  • Provide emergency fire services under the direct supervision of a fire officer;
  • Provide emergency medical services, working within the confines of EMT and/or Paramedic certification;
  • Provide basic emergency rescue services;
  • Provide emergency hazardous material services, working within the confines of First Responder Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations level;
  • Maintain readiness of emergency equipment;
  • Maintain facilities;
  • Demonstrate public relations skills;
  • Communicate with coworkers, supervisors, and the public;
  • Write reports;
  • Perform fire fighter math skills; and,
  • Practice human relations skills and maintain a code of ethics.
Certificates: Numerous certificates are available as part of, or in addition to, the associate degree program in Fire and Emergency Services.

Certificates in the Fire and Emergency Services area include:
  • 36 Hour Volunteer Firefighter
  • Firefighter I
  • Firefighter II
  • APCO Basic Telecommunicator 911
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic



Associate of Technical Study in Fire and Emergency Services

Course of Study

For students entering May 2015

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
FS-1115Fire Fighter I & II6.0013.0010.00$835.00
EM-1134CPR Pro/1st Aid for Healthcare Provider0.003.001.00$90.00
PSS-1101Public Safety Services Fitness & Health0.002.001.00$100.00
FS-1102Emergency Vehicle Defensive Driving0.001.500.50$284.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$40.00
MATH-1108Intermediate Algebra3.000.003.00$40.00
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
EM-1100EMT-Basic Lecture6.000.006.00$170.00
EM-1101EMT-Skills Lab0.003.001.00$200.00
ENGL-1510English Composition I4.000.004.00$50.00
PSS-1102Public Safety Services Fitness & Health0.002.001.00$100.00
BIOS-1112The Human Organism3.002.004.00$170.00
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
EM-2107Paramedic I7.000.007.00$300.00
EM-2102Paramedic Lab Skills I0.004.002.00$200.00
EM-2101Paramedic Practicum I1.008.002.00$200.00
FS-1116Fire Prevention and Investigation Tech.$90.00
PSS-2101Public Safety Services Fitness & Health0.002.001.00$100.00
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
EM-2110Paramedic II7.000.007.00$300.00
EM-2112Paramedic Lab Skills II0.003.001.00$200.00
EM-2111Paramedic Practicum II1.008.002.00$200.00
PSYC-1101General Psychology3.000.003.00$15.00
ENGL-1104Job Search Techniques1.000.001.00$15.00
PSS-2102Public Safety Services Fitness & Health0.002.001.00$100.00
FS-2253Fire Hydraulics3.000.003.00$40.00
COURSE NO.SUMMER SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
EM-2140Paramedic III7.000.007.00$300.00
EM-2141Paramedic Lab Skills III0.004.002.00$200.00
EM-2113Paramedic Practicum III1.0016.003.00$100.00


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed as fire fighter EMTs and Paramedics. Employment is available with municipal fire departments, governmental and privately-owned emergency services, industrial fire, health or emergency services, police, forest and recreational services.

Occupation Profile - Fire Fighter

Occupation Profile - EMT

Hocking College
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Hocking College's Ohio Division Of EMS Accreditation Number is 315.