Academics

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

Academic Plans

Starting on the path to saving lives in emergency situations

Students in the Emergency Medical Technician program are instructed in the proper care of sick and injured patients. Students are trained to treat victims suffering from traumatic and medical emergencies such as broken bones, puncture wounds, cardiac, and respiratory emergencies, vehicle accidents and more. This course meets the standards set forth by the US Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for EMT-Basic and the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services. Students that successfully complete the course and its requirements will be awarded a certificate for Emergency Medical Technician, and will be prepared to challenge the certification examination process set forth by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services.

Who can take this class?

This class is being offered to firefighters, nurses, policemen, nurse aides, or EMT Logo
anyone who wants to learn emergency life saving skills. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be eighteen (18) years of age by the end of the course to certify.
  • High School Diploma or GED or High School Senior with GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • No conviction of a felony offense (Contact Ky Board of EMS at (859) 256-3565 for questions related to offenses).
  • Hold a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Complete/submit the signed EMT application form
  • Complete/submit a background check (less than 6 months old)
  • Register and pass the COMPASS test with minimum scores of 74 in Reading, 49 in Writing, and 34 in Math.

    For more information contact:

    Photo of Shelly Chandler  Shelly Chandler
    Program Coordinator
    Academic Technical Building, Room 314I
    270-831-9732