Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) | BCTC

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Step up to the challenges as an emergency responder. If you’re a certified EMT, you can level up to a paramedic in 12 months.

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What is Emergency Medical Services?

Prepare to care for patients suffering from traumatic and medical emergencies. Emergencies include broken bones, puncture wounds, cardiac/respiratory events, vehicle accidents, and more. Start your career in this high-demand field with our network of local employers. 

At the successful completion of this course, you'll earn an EMT certificate. This certificate allows you to take the certification exam administrated by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician.

The paramedic primarily provides pre-hospital emergency care to acutely ill and/or injured individuals while working on an ambulance, mobile advanced life support unit, industrial on-site unit, fire departments, emergency departments and other agencies.

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

The catalog describes the course requirements for completing the credential. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Related Programs

With your EMT Certificate, you can continue and become a paramedic through our Paramedic Program.

Length of Program

You can earn an EMT certificate in one semester (four months), and BCTC offers this course each Spring and Fall Semester.

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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