EMT at local CC or at Academy?
I've been enrolled in EMT basic course for about 2 months now, part-time. I really enjoy the class and I am planning on going to fire school and eventually medic school at one of the academies in FL. I'm not in FL right now, so all I can do is go to EMT school, since the other training has to be done in FL.
But I have a question... I work about 50-55 hrs a week - not related to fire/ems. It is difficult for me to balance the work schedule, plus attend class and study. My EMT class is in another city in which I live in, so I have to leave work early, or sometimes take off the entire day in order to go. My employer is giving me a hard time about missing work. I'm doing the best I can trying to manage both, but it's difficult.
I also feel like my EMT class could be a little better - we have no clinical or ride time at all. It's "not in the budget," apparently. I'm wondering if I should just take the course over again when I get to FL so I can get more time in, and feel more confident. I'd lose a little bit of $ and obviously my time if I decide to take it in FL. I'm pretty torn, what would you guys do? I'll be working a lot less hrs in FL while I go to EMT and Fire school, so I feel like I can dedicate more time to it. Plus, I think the EMT course will be a better program than the one I'm currently in. OTOH, I'm not a quitter, and I feel a bit guilty if I decide to take myself out of this course. I'm pretty hard-headed, determined, and can get a bit obsessive about things. So I'm torn about what to do. Input?