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Paramedic Technology

Emergency Medical Services

Level up your life-saving skills. If you’re a certified EMT, our selective-admission associate degree program offers advanced prep for the National Registry Exam.

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What is Emergency Medical Services?

Level up your life-saving skills. If you’re a certified EMT, our selective-admission associate degree program offers advanced prep for the National Registry Exam.

This full-time associate degree program, which combines academic and laboratory courses with high-tech clinical instruction, prepares students to assume the responsibilities of a Paramedic Technologist.

Housed on the Downtown and Carrollton campuses, the Paramedic Technology program at Jefferson trains students to provide care in a variety of environments including ambulance, mobile advanced life support units, industrial on-site units, fire departments and other sites.

Students must complete 63- 67 credit hours which will lead to an Associate in Applied Science degree. The curriculum includes coursework in the supporting sciences, general education areas and core program requirements. Current EMTs interested in this opportunity should contact the Paramedic Technology coordinator for additional information.

Emergency Medical Technician - Certificate

Not a certified EMT but interested in becoming one? Jefferson offers Emergency Medical Technology (EMS) certification courses on the Bullitt, Carrollton and Downtown campuses.

Students are required to attend a pre-admission conference for this program.

What are my career choices?

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

The Paramedic Program at Jefferson Community and Technical College offers a full-time Associate of Applied Science Degree or certificate program, which combines academic and laboratory courses with clinical instruction.  

Degree

Certificate

Length of Program

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status. Students must complete 63-67 credit hours for the degree or 47-49 credit hours for the certificate.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

 

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Accreditation

Jefferson Community and Technical College EMS-Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
(214) 703-8445
www.coaemsp.org

Other Information

Credit will be awarded for named pre-requisite classes per existing KCTCS catalogue. Transfer students that have completed accredited paramedic program classes that correspond to KCTCS classes as verified by the Program Director, will be given if the completion of the remaining core classes will not extend beyond thirty months from the beginning of the student’s course wishing transfer credit. Transition/Bridge courses may be developed in the future.

NREMT PARAMEDIC EXAM PROGRAM PASS RATES

 
 
First Time Pass Rate % NREMT
Cumulative Pass Rate % NREMT
2014 - 2016 44% 56%
2016 - 2017 67% 100%
2017 - 2019 63% 100%
2019 - 2020 70% 100%

Retention and Employment rate

 
 
Program Retention Rate
Positive Job Placement
2017 45% 100%
2018 N/A N/A
2019 80% 100%
2020 47% 100%

 

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Program Contact

Chad Scott

Paramedic Program

Program Coordinator

(502) 213-4233

cscott0001@kctcs.edu