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A career in Emergency Medical Science isn’t for the faint of heart, but the EMS curriculum at Durham Tech is designed to prepare students to immediately start work as a paramedic — which means that helping to save lives is one of the many ways that Durham Tech graduates can potentially go on to do great things.

Durham Tech’s EMS course of study provides an Associate Degree, and basic training in life support knowledge and skills gained through classroom instruction as well as clinical experience through hospital partnerships and practical lab sessions. Students also undertake internships with local emergency medical services, and are eligible to apply for state and national certification exams. Graduates from Durham Tech’s EMS curriculum have gone on to be part of ambulance teams, fire and rescue services, government agencies, hospital staff, airlift medical squads and more.

Leah Tilden, Kim Woodward, David Silfen and James Johnson

Join Leah Tilden, EMS Instructor and Coordinator of EMS Extension services — along with Kim Woodward, Operations Manager for Orange County Emergency Services, David Silfen, Director of the EMS program  as well as former Durham Tech paramedic student and current supervisor for Orange County Emergency Services James Johnson — as they talk about the EMS opportunities and training available at Durham Tech.