What is Emergency Medical Services?
Paramedic Technology Program is a full-time Associate Degree Program, which combines academic and laboratory courses with high technology clinical instruction. The program is housed on the Downtown Campus in the Health Science Building. Students must complete 63-67 credit hours, leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The curriculum prepares the student to assume the responsibilities of a Paramedic Technologist. The curriculum includes course work in the supporting sciences, general education areas and the core program requirements. Interested students should contact the Paramedic Technology coordinator for additional information. Students must be a current EMT.
This program will prepare students to function as a paramedic to deliver emergency care in a variety of environments. The paramedic primarily provides pre-hospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients. The care is delivered in a variety of environments including: ambulance, mobile advanced life support units, industrial on-site units, fire departments, and other sites. The curriculum is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and the clinical skills to deliver emergency care.
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.
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.
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
To contact CoAEMSP:
- Academic Program Plans (APP)
- Advanced Placement Policy
- NREMT Paramedic Exam Outcomes Data
- Paramedic Technology Curriculum Guide
- Paramedic Technology Pre-Admission Conference Information