Paramedic Program Information for 2019
CoAEMSP Letter of Review
The Jefferson Community & Technical College Paramedic Program has been issued a Letter
of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency
Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP
accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation
has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the
Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review
is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for
eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it
is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
To contact CoAEMSP Executive Office:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Web site: www.coaemsp.org
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. The program is housed on the Downtown
Campus in the Health Science Building. Students must complete 63-67 credit hours for
the degree or 47-49 credit hours for the certificate. The curriculum prepares the
student to assume the responsibilities of an entry level paramedic, including course
work in general education, supporting sciences, and core program requirements.
NOTE: APPLICANTS MUST BE A CERTIFIED EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) (NREMT or
Commonwealth of Kentucky) TO BE ADMITTED TO CORE PROGRAM COURSES.
- Program Coordinator
- Allied Health Chair
- Allied Health Secretary:
- Downtown Advising Center
- Program Web Site (includes student outcome data):
- College Web Site:
- Mailing Address:
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Allied Health Division / Paramedic Program
109 E. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
Program Information Session Dates:
(For general information or to tour Jefferson Community and Technical College facilities,
you may attend a general advising session. General advising is an “information only”
session. No appointment is required. All session dates and times are posted in the
At these sessions, you will obtain information concerning prerequisite courses and
other program requirements.
Prospective students who expect to complete EMT certification training before the
spring semester of 2019 are encouraged to attend advising sessions listed below.
The Jefferson Community and Technical College Paramedic Program is located at the
Downtown Campus, Chestnut Hall, room 026B.
- Emergency Medical Technician (Kentucky or NREMT) Unrestricted
- BIO 135 – Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
- MAT 110 – Applied Mathematics (or higher MAT course)
- AHS 115 – Medical Terminology
- *Other options are available, consult the current KCTCS catalog for more information
Financial Information/Expenses :
Specific questions concerning financial assistance should be directed to the Downtown
Campus Financial Aid Office located on the 4th floor of the Jefferson Education Center
or by calling 502.213.2146.
Tuition is payable at the beginning of each term. A full-time student is enrolled
for a minimum of 12 credits. The summer and intercession semesters are considered
one semester. Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships and loans through
the Student Financial Aid Office. Students residing in Southern Indiana may qualify
for Metroversity in-state tuition rates. Some program fees are approximated and could
vary in actual cost.
Other estimated costs
|Books and supplies
|| $500 (entire program)
|| $180 (one-time)
|FISDAP clinical tracking and test prep
|| $275 (one-time)
|| $20 (annually due in fall)
|Criminal background and drug screen*
|| $200 (many students are already compliant)
|NOTE: Tuition and fees are subject to change
|* If requested, fee is applicable for each screening/background occurrence
Admission Policies and Procedures:
- Apply to Jefferson Community & Technical College
- Prior to making program application, the student must first apply to the college.
This can be done on-line or in-person on the first floor of the Jefferson Educational
- The Paramedic Technology Program is a selective admission program.
Admission to the College does not guarantee admission or automatic acceptance into
the Paramedic Technology Program.
- Apply to the Paramedic Program
- After completion of prerequisite courses (including EMT certification), you may apply
to the Paramedic Program.
- The number of students accepted into the program is limited because a portion of the
teaching is done in ambulances or hospitals that cannot accommodate large numbers
Candidate selection is based on various program standards. The program admission committee
will select the most qualified candidates from the applicant pool. The most qualified
candidates will receive an official written notification of acceptance. Those not
accepted will be notified. All qualified students may apply. The minimum cumulative
GPA for program admission is 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Jefferson Community and Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, gender, handicap in employment,
sexual orientation or activities as set forth in Title IX of the Educational Amendment
of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973.
Required physical abilities
Paramedic work involves the provision of direct care for individuals and is characterized
by the application of verified knowledge in the skillful performance of paramedic
skills/functions. Therefore, in order to be considered for admission or to be retained
in the program after admission, all applicants should possess the following:
- Sufficient visual acuity, such as is needed in the accurate preparation and administration
of medications in many forms and for the observation necessary for patient assessment.
- Sufficient auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members
of the health team and to assess health needs of people through the use of monitoring
devices such as cardiac monitors, stethoscopes, intravenous infusion pumps, fire alarms,
- Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement
the skills, including the manipulation of equipment, positioning and lifting patients
required in meeting health needs related to paramedic technology;
- Sufficient communication skills (speech, reading, writing) to interact with individuals
and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the
- Sufficient intellectual and emotional functions to plan and implement care for individuals;
- Sufficient physical ability to lift patients of all weight size and handle heavy equipment.
Selection preference within the applicant pool:
Selection of students into the program will be made by the president of the college
or the president’s designee after considering the recommendation of the Admissions
Committee. Selection preference may be given to:
- Applicants with an ACT composite score of 21 or above; or comparable Compass scores
according to KCTCS.
- Applicants who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (4.0 point scale) in 10 hours
of college credit applicable to the paramedic program.
- Applicants who have completed the biological sciences (BIO-137 & BIO-139 or BIO 135)
and medical terminology (AHS 115) courses listed in the paramedic curriculum with
a grade of "C" or better.
- Applicants who have completed the general education requirements (English, Psychology,
Heritage/Humanities, Math (105, 110,116 or 126) and Oral Communications etc. with
a grade of "C" or better.
- Under-represented minority applicants within the population group. Note: Maintaining
a policy of diversity in the selective admissions process is a compelling state interest
(Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306, 2003).
- Applicants that have completed the Health Science Technology (core curriculum course)
certificate I or I and II.
- Qualified applicants who are veterans, spouses, or families of military veterans,
and workers who qualify under the Trade Adjustment Act.
Formal Application Process and Deadlines:
Students are accepted to the Paramedic Technology Program during the Fall semester
for enrollment in the upcoming Spring semester.
To officially apply for Spring 2019, applicants should attend one of the Program Information
Sessions in 2018. During this session, applicants will receive the required material
for their application file. The applicant must submit a completed application (containing
all documents) by November 20, 2018.
Once accepted into the program, students are expected and required to come to classes
(more than two absences a semester may cause the student to fail a core class and
then be removed from the cohort. Students will also be required to pass all classes
in the Paramedic Core Curriculum to become eligible to test with the NREMT to become
At the end of identified courses such as Airway, Cardiology, Medical Emergencies,
OB-Peds, Operations & Trauma, students will be required to complete and pass a proctored
exam in the class room and achieve a cut score set by the Paramedic Advisory Committee.
If a student does not achieve the minimum cut score, the student will be given additional
study material and remediation and one more chance to meet the cut score. Should the
student fail to meet the minimum score at that time, the student will be removed from
- At the completion of the program, a graduate of the Jefferson Community and Technical
College paramedic program will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate
the clinical information relative to his/her role as an entry level paramedic.
- At the completion of the program, the student will demonstrate technical proficiency
in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of entry level paramedic.
- At the completion of the program, the student will demonstrate personal behaviors
consistent with professional and employer expectations for the entry level paramedic.
- Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times
while attending classes and while attending assigned areas of clinical and field internships,
and while representing the program.
- As a member of the healthcare team, you MUST refrain from any activity that may reflect
immaturity or lack of self-confidence.
- You are encouraged to participate in local, state, and national organizations.
- Faculty members are busy individuals. Just “dropping” by is not acceptable. You must
make an appointment to meet with a faculty member.
- Assignments and tests take time to grade; please keep this mind. We will be returning
them as soon as they are done.
- Students are to use sensitivity when discussing topics that involve race, ethnicity,
religious practices, and sexual orientation.
- Cultural beliefs vary between populations, and students are expected to respect those
Decisions concerning readmission to the program will be made on an individual basis.
The student who wishes to be readmitted to the program must make the request in writing
before the next class starts. The faculty will review the request and make a decision
based on KCTCS and program policies. The student will be notified of the decision.
Functional Job Analysis
- Paramedics have fulfilled prescribed requirements by a credentialing agency to practice
the art and science of out-of-hospital medicine in conjunction with medical direction.
Through performance of assessments and providing medical care, their goal is to prevent
and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and/or injury. Paramedics primarily
provide care to emergency patients in an out-of-hospital setting.
- Paramedics possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with the expectations
of the public and the profession. Paramedics realize that they are an essential component
of the continuum of care and serve as linkages among health resources.
- Paramedics strive to maintain high quality, reasonable cost health care by delivering
patients directly to appropriate facilities. As an advocate for patients, paramedics
seek to be proactive in affecting long term health care by working in conjunction
with other provider agencies, networks and organizations. The emerging roles and responsibility
of the paramedic include public education, health promotion and participating in injury
and illness prevention programs. As the scope of service continues to expand, the
paramedic will function as a facilitator of access to care, as well as an initial
- Paramedics are responsible and accountable to medical direction, the public and their
peers. Paramedics recognize the importance of research and actively participate in
the design, development, evaluation and publication of research. Paramedics seek to
take part in a life-long professional development, peer evaluation and assume an active
role in professional and community organizations.
Drug/Alcohol Free Policy
- This program will be drug and alcohol free at all times. You shall refrain from using
either whenever you are representing this program (such as wearing the clinical uniform),
both in and out of class. The student must refrain from consumption of alcohol within
8 hours of any class, clinical, lab or field internship. Failure to meet these guidelines
may result in immediate termination of the program.
- If a student reports to a class, clinical, lab or field internship, and the instructor/preceptor
deems it necessary, the student will be drug tested at the students’ expense. A positive
test may result in immediate termination of the program.
- The program will also follow applicable regulations in regards to reporting drug and/or
alcohol use while students are engaged in EMS related activities (including academic
related activities) to KBEMS.
Example of Core Course Schedule
Academic Program Plans
Please feel free to contact the Paramedic Program Director / Coordinator: