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EMS - Paramedic

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CERTIFICATE
EMS-Paramedic Certificate
(47 credit hours) 
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED
SCIENCE DEGREE
EMS-Paramedic AAS Degree
(63-67 credit hours) 
EMS-Paramedic AAS Degree Completion

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Pre-Admission Conference

Program Advisors

Michael Reynolds, Program Coordinator
(606) 387-3718
michael.reynolds@kctcs.edu

Location

Classes are held in the afternoon at the Laurel Campus and in the evening at the Somerset Campus.

Students must be an EMT in order to enter the program.

Program Details

Paramedic

Modern emergency medical services (EMS) can trace its roots back to the 1960’s. This is when a formal curriculum and scope of practice was designed by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Since then, EMS has grown exponentially in education and in scope of practice.

As a mixture of public safety and healthcare, EMS requires a unique knowledge of field operations, anatomy and physiology, emergency procedures, and critical thinking skills. The paramedic is currently the highest skill set and level of training within EMS. Paramedics today can intubate, defibrillate, start intravenous lines for medication administration, start interosseous lines, perform needle decompression, and much more. The paramedic performs these skills autonomously, operating under standing orders approved by a physician.

Technical Standards

  1. Sufficient visual acuity
  2. Sufficient auditory perception
  3. Sufficient gross and fine motor skills
  4. Sufficient communication skills
  5. Sufficient intellectual and emotional functioning

Paramedic Completion Program-Earn your Associates Degree

Current nationally certified paramedics can participate in our online degree completion program earning college credits for their paramedic training to earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Downloads:
EMS - Paramedic program overview (pdf).
Pre-admission conference dates