EMS Courses

Tuition Options:

  1. For members of any Certified EMS Agency, there is no tuition cost.
  2. Pilot EMS Agency Community Internship Program. The internship is an 10-12 hour program where a prospective student can learn about EMS at a participating agency. Upon successful completion of the internship, the cost of tuition is covered.
  3. All non-members or students who do not complete the internship program will have a tuition fee (listed below with course).

Please call our office to discuss which option works for you.


Jefferson County EMS utilizes a variety of teaching techniques including but not limited to:

  • Flipped Classroom

    • A flipped classroom is structured around the idea that lecture or direct instruction is not the best use of class time. Instead students encounter information before class, freeing class time for activities that involve higher order thinking.

  • See one, do one, teach one

    • The phrase "see one, do one, teach one" is often used for medical personnel, particularly trainees focused in surgical areas. The phrase reflects a method of teaching in which a surgical student will observe a procedure, perform the procedure on their own, and then teach another trainee how to conduct the procedure.


In order to provide every student the opportunity to be successful, skills are taught in class under the direct supervision of instructor staff. Students’ are expected to practice these skills at their respective home agencies to develop proficiency for each skill. Class time lab sessions alone are not sufficient to make every student into an entry-level practitioner.


NYS Bureau of EMS Policies to Review:
Certification of Individuals with Criminal Convictions

ADA Accommodations Requests for NY State EMS Certifying Exam.pdf


Jefferson County Policies to Review:
Social Media Policy

Jefferson County Sexual Harassment Policy

Jefferson County EMS Academic Policies and Procedures


The following FEMA ICS courses are required for all EMS courses listed:

IS-100.C:  Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100

IS-700.B:  An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

FP AWR 160 WMD / Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders


Job Descriptions and Course Requirements


To enroll/register in any of our classes listed below,

complete this questionnaire.

For further information regarding any courses listed below, please call (315) 786-3760 or email jcems@co.jefferson.ny.us




Certified First Responder Courses

Original - none available at this time


Refresher - none available at this time


Basic EMT Courses

Original

Jefferson County Public Health Fall 2024   (Click here for Schedule) 

Cost of Learning Management System:  $95.00
Approximate cost of equipment needed:  $30.00

Tuition Cost, if applicable:  $1050.00

Start Date: August 5, 2024
End Date:  December 19, 2024
Class Days/Times: Monday and Thursday - 6 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson County Public Health Service - 531 Meade Street, Watertown, NY
Instructor:  Robert VanCoughnett


Indian River Ambulance Fall 2024  (Click here for Schedule)

Cost of Learning Management System:  $95.00
Approximate cost of equipment needed:  $30.00

Tuition Cost, if applicable:  $1050.00

Start Date: August 27, 2024
End Date:  December 19, 2024
Class Days/Times: Tuesday and Thursday - 6 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Indian River Ambulance Service, 6.5 Sand Street, Philadelphia, NY
Instructor:  Pamela Jones


Lewis County Search and Rescue Fall 2024   (Click here for Schedule) 

Cost of Learning Management System:  $95.00
Approximate cost of equipment needed:  $30.00

Tuition Cost, if applicable:  $1050.00

Start Date: August 5, 2024
End Date:  December 19, 2024
Class Days/Times: Monday and Wednesday - 6 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis County Search and Rescue, 7740 West State Street, Lowville, NY
Instructor:  Kelly Caraccilo


Refresher

Jefferson County Public Health Fall 2024   (Click here for Schedule)

Tuition Cost, if applicable:  $500.00

Start Date: August 1, 2024
End Date: December 19, 2024
Class Days/Times: Monday and Thursday - 6 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson County Public Health Service - 531 Meade Street, Watertown, NY
Instructor:  Duane Petrie


Indian River Ambulance Fall 2024  (Click here for Schedule) 

Tuition Cost, if applicable:  $500.00

Start Date: August 22, 2024
End Date:  December 19, 2024
Class Days/Times: Tuesday and Thursday - 6 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Indian River Ambulance Service, 6.5 Sand Street, Philadelphia, NY
Instructor:  Pamela Jones


Lewis County Search and Rescue Fall 2024  (Click here for Schedule)

Tuition Cost, if applicable:  $500.00

Start Date: July 31, 2024
End Date:  December 19, 2024
Class Days/Times: Monday and Wednesday - 6 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis County Search and Rescue, 7740 West State Street, Lowville, NY
Instructor:  Joshua Levesque


Advanced EMT Course

None available at this time

Paramedic

None available at this time