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$55,000

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Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians

Drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.
Allied Health: EMT I
AS Degree
EMS Officer
Certificate of Achievement
EMT-1
Certiciate of Training
EMT-1 Refresher
Certiciate of Training
EMT-P: Paramedic
AS Degree

Business Continuity Planners

Develop, maintain, or implement business continuity and disaster recovery strategies and solutions, including risk assessments, business impact analyses, strategy selection, and documentation of business continuity and disaster recovery procedures. Plan, conduct, and debrief regular mock-disaster exercises to test the adequacy of existing plans and strategies, updating procedures and plans regularly. Act as a coordinator for continuity efforts after a disruption event.
ABE
Certificate of Competency
Accounting: Managerial
Certificate of Achievement
Advanced General Business
Certificate of Achievement
Applied Computer Studies: Business
Certificate of Achievement
Asian Business Practices: Global Business Practices
Certificate of Achievement

Emergency Management Directors

Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.
911 Dispatcher
Certificate of Achievement
Addictive Disorders Studies In The Criminal Justice System
AS Degree
Addictive Disorders Studies In The Criminal Justice System
Certificate of Achievement
Admin. of Justice for Transfer
AS-T Degree
Administration of Justice
AS Degree

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
Allied Health
AS Degree
Allied Health
Certificate of Achievement
Allied Health Fundamentals
Certificate of Achievement
Allied Health Science
AS Degree
Allied Health: EMT I
AS Degree

Fire Inspectors

Inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations.
Basic Fire Academy
Certificate of Achievement
Basic Fire Fighter
Certificate of Achievement
Basic Firefighter Academy
Certificate of Achievement
Basic Firefighter Academy
AS Degree
Executive Chief Fire Officer
Certificate of Achievement

Fire Investigators

Conduct investigations to determine causes of fires and explosions.
Addictive Disorders Studies In The Criminal Justice System
AS Degree
Addictive Disorders Studies In The Criminal Justice System
Certificate of Achievement
Admin. of Justice for Transfer
AS-T Degree
Basic Fire Academy
Certificate of Achievement
Basic Fire Fighter
Certificate of Achievement

Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

Supervise fire fighters who control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.
911 Dispatcher
Certificate of Achievement
Administration of Justice: Homeland Security
AS Degree
Administrative Fire Services: Chief Officer
AA Degree
Administrative Fire Services: Chief Officer
AS Degree
Administrative Fire Services: Communications
AA Degree

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.
Agriculture - Forest Science And Technology
AS Degree
Agriculture - Natural Resources
Certificate of Achievement
Agriculture - Natural Resources
AS Degree
Arboriculture
Certificate of Achievement
Arboriculture
AS Degree

Forest Firefighters

Control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.
Basic Fire Academy
Certificate of Achievement
Basic Fire Fighter
Certificate of Achievement
Basic Firefighter Academy
Certificate of Achievement
Basic Firefighter Academy
AS Degree
Executive Chief Fire Officer
Certificate of Achievement

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.
Environmental Hazardous Materials Technology
AS Degree
Environmental Hazardous Materials Technology
Certificate of Achievement
Hazardous Materials
AA Degree
Hazardous Materials
AS Degree
Hazardous Materials Specialist
AS Degree
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