Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) | BCTC

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

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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. 

What is Emergency Medical Services?

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

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. 

This course is part of the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship program. You may qualify for FREE tuition to complete this course!

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Coming Fall 2022!

Applicants must have an EMT certificate to qualify. 

The Paramedic program combines academic and laboratory courses with high technology clinical instruction. You’ll gain the necessary cognitive knowledge, psychomotor skills, and affective behaviors to succeed as a Paramedic. Program curriculum comes from the National EMS Education Standards set forth by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS). 

Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the National Registry Paramedic Exam and may earn a certificate upon completion of the program.

*The Paramedic program is pending approval by the Kentucky Board of EMS and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

What Are my Career Choices?

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.

What are my degree, diploma, or 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.

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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EMT Program Contact

Brian Steele

Fire/Rescue Science Technology

EMT Program Coordinator

(859) 361-2273


Paramedic Program Contact

Duane Lee

Emergency Medical Services

Paramedic Program Coordinator

(859) 246-6991

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