BEDFORD, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College is now offering an EMT certification prep class in Bedford. The class is designed for adults who are looking to start a career as an EMT or are interested in working in the healthcare field. Students can finish the class in 16 weeks by taking classes Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Classes begin Monday, August 22 but students should enroll by the deadline of Friday, August 12.

“The EMT certificate is a great stepping stone to a career in health care,” said Rodney Taylor, Paramedic Science program chair at Ivy Tech Bloomington. “The EMT certificate is geared toward employment, but the training also counts toward a Paramedic Science degree.”

Ivy Tech EMT and Paramedic Science graduates are employed by IU Health Bedford, IU Health Bloomington, IU Health Paoli, Owen County EMS, Greene County Ambulance, Brown Township Fire Department, Indianapolis EMS, Care Ambulance, Seals Ambulance, and many others.

The EMT certification class will be conveniently located in Bedford and take place at the StoneGate Arts and Education Center, located at 405 I Street.

To learn more about the EMT certification preparation class, contact Rodney Taylor at or (812) 330-6122 or Vonda Clay at or l 812-279-8126.

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About Stone Gate Arts and Education Center

The Stone Gate Arts and Education Center is a collaborative partnership between the City of Bedford, educators, and industry partners to focus on education and workforce development. By partnering with the Center, Ivy Tech Community College offers classes close to home for residents of Lawrence County.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.