• Emergency Services

    (Courses 7640-7650)    Pennsylvania Department of Education CIP Code 43.9999)


  • gactc emergency services


    Students are expected to:

    1. Be physically fit and able to lift heavy weight frequently

    2. Be able to stand for long periods of time

    3. Demonstrate mature physical interaction in close circumstances, such as during CPR or patient assessment.

    4. Demonstrate mature response to sensitive human topics such as childbirth

    5. Read and write at or near grade level

    6. Have a general understanding of life and environmental sciences



    Possible Certifications

    Blood Borne Pathogens

    CERT - Community Emergency Response Team


    EMR - Emergency Medical Response


  • Emergency Services is a three year program providing students with a solid foundation of skills common to public safety including Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, and Firefighting. Each year students will explore one of these career fields earning related certifications as they progress.

    Subject areas covered in each year of training include:

    • Law Enforcement/Security, criminal justice system, crime prevention, criminal investigation, building and grounds security, emergency communications and report writing.
    • Emergency Medical training includes CPR/First Aid/ A.E.D., Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T) Basic Training, Disaster Response and Survival, Tactical First Aid, and Rescue.
    • Firefighting includes Firefighter Essentials, Fire Suppression and Rescue, Fire Behavior, Hazardous Materials Operations, Incident Command System, Rural and Wild Land Firefighting, and Fire Investigation.

    Students must be self-disciplined and in good condition to meet the physical and mental rigors of this intensive hands on course as well as have a basic understanding of biology, civics, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, and research techniques.



    For information on this occupation’s description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state/national wages and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s site for this career field click here.



    Opportunities for college credit

    GACTC graduates can get a jump start on post-secondary education by taking advantage of the various articulation and/or dual enrollment opportunities. Click here to review the college credit opportunities for the Emergency Services program. 

Phone: 814-505-1261


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Richard Erculiani

Instructor of Emergency Services