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Emergency Medical Services/Pre-Med Program


Future Sentinels--

Please allow me to introduce myself and give you a brief background of my experience in EMS as well as education.


I started my career in EMS in 2003 as an EMT-1 (currently known as an AEMT) with American Medical Response (AMR). I completed the paramedic program at CSN in 2007 and continued to work at AMR until 2010 when I was hired as one of the first employees with Community Ambulance, where I became a Field Training Officer and then pursued a certification as a primary EMS Instructor. I currently still work (part-time) for Community Ambulance. In 2017 I earned my bachelor's degree in secondary education with an emphasis in Social Studies at Grand Canyon University.


I believe strongly in holding students accountable to standards of excellence. As such I feel a strong duty to help students attain those goals by providing rigorous instruction, constant communication and advisor support.


I look forward to an exciting year here at VTCTA, and am excited to meet and work with each student and their families                --Mr. Chiodini


Meet our Instructor:


Anthony Chiodini


  • Nationally Registered Paramedic (Community Ambulance, AMR)
  • EMS Primary Instructor
  • Field Training Officer
  • Bachelors of Arts Degree in Secondary Education, GCU
  • 15 years of EMS experience
  • HOSA Advisor



  • Foundations of Public Safety (EMS)
  • Health Science I
  • Health Science II
  • EMT Honors
  • EMT Lab

Students who Major in Emergency Medical Services will take the following courses:


9th-Foundations of Public Safety (EMS)

10th-Health Science I

11th-Health Science II

12th-EMT Basic and EMT Lab


We also encourage all EMS students to Minor in one of the following areas:


Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice

Forensic Science

9-1-1 Dispatch


Recommended Coursework Includes:


11th-AP Biology 

12th-AP Psychology