EMS Training

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division offers courses and certification training that allows students to:

Upcoming Training

Our training is offered in a traditional, on-campus setting or in a hybrid format – online with on-campus meetings.Contact us for more information on how we can customize our training for providers.

Emergency Medical Responder

EMR Training - Traditional Delivery

Starts August 20, 2019. Tuesday evenings @ BC3 Main Campus

Ideal for students looking to develop skills or advance a career in the healthcare industry or as a first-responder, without rigorous clinical practicums, this 68 hour course will provide entry-level emergency training in several aspects of emergency medical care that an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is permitted to provide throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and follows the current National Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Responder. Ideal for students looking to develop skills or advance a career in the healthcare industry or as a first-responder, without rigorous clinical practicums.

Registration Deadline: August 6, 2019

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Emergency Medical Technician

EMT Training - Hybrid - Starts May 16th

Online + Cranberry Twp Public Safety Training Complex

This unique program is designed for the independent learner that is unable to commit to specific classroom hours each week. Also great for individuals pursuing other health care degrees such as PA students, pre-med students, pre-nursing students who can use their EMT certification in order to get patient contact hours in! The coursework will be completed week by week in an online setting at the students' pace. The mandatory practical sessions will be held at Cranberry Township Public Safety Training Complex. This course (184 hours) will provide basic training in all aspects of emergency medical care that an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is permitted to provide throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and will follow the current National Education Standard for the Emergency Medical Technician. Tuition covers EMS Testing, BLS Certification Material and E-Card, Hazmat Awareness and LC Ready NREMT Test Prep Program.

Registration Deadline: May 2nd

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EMT Training - Traditional

Starts July 31 - BC3 Main Campus

This 184-hour course will provide basic training in all aspects of emergency medical care that an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is permitted to provide throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This course will follow the current National Education Standard for the Emergency Medical Technician. Tuition covers EMS Testing, BLS Certification Material and E-Card, Hazmat Awareness and LC Ready NREMT Test Prep Program.

Registration Deadline: July 17th

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Advanced EMT

AEMT Training - Hybrid

Starts May 20th @ BC3 Main Campus

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) program will provide the student with knowledge and skills of advanced patient assessment and treatment of the sick and injured persons in the community. This program will combine many disciplines of learning including, classroom, internet, simulation and clinical aspects of education to provide the student with many opportunities to excel within the program and the community. This course will include all aspects of emergency medical care that an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) is permitted to provide throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and will follow the current National Education Standards for the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. Prerequisites:Current EMT Certification in good standing with the state.

Registration Deadline: May 9th

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BC3 EMS Training Programs are accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

Pursue a Supervisory or Management Role!

Earn an associate degree or workplace certificate in Emergency Services: EMS. Most classes are ONLINE and begin in May and August 2019.

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American Heart Association (AHA) Training

BC3 is a CPR/AED & First Aid training center for the American Heart Association.  We offer certification training for healthcare professionals as well as community members.


For Professionals

These advanced classes are for healthcare professionals, providers and emergency responders whose fields require AHA/BLS Certification.  Heartcode - Blended Learning, are essentially what we call Hybrid courses. The Heartcode classes and Skill Labs result in the same certification card  for the same two year period as our on-site certifications, the Classes are Online, the Skill Labs are in-person  with an instructor on site. 

We can do any of these classes as open enrollment or contract training including at their location. While some companies may be more opt to do CPR training truly any company could provide this valuable training to their employees.

Basic Life Support (BLS)

For any Healthcare Provider / First Responder (All Levels)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

For providers in critical clinical areas, Paramedics / AEMT

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

For providers in pediatric clinical areas, Paramedics / AEMT

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)

For Physicians/PA’s/NP’s/Nurses that do not specialize in pediatrics, EMS; Any level, Respiratory Therapists, Healthcare professionals outside of critical areas.

  • Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) Provider

Heartcode Skills Assesments

Heartcode Skills Assessent - Basic

Heartcode Skills Assessent - Advanced


AHA BLS / Heartsaver Instructor

Starts July 17th

Great for any current BLS, Heartsaver CPR/AED and/or Heartsaver First Aid Provider!  Registration Deadline - July 15th

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Community Programs/Heartsaver

Our Heartsaver classes are designed for individuals or groups in the community or workplace that desires certification, workplace training, and non-certified healthcare providers.