Emergency Medical Services Technology through OCTC

Emergency Medical Services

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

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Provide life-saving care as a Paramedic.

First responders stand ready to risk their lives for others every day. For those who have what it takes, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s new Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Technology Associate Degree Program prepares them for the challenges in this rewarding field.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the Paramedic program, a student must be a certified EMT-B (Emergency Medical Technician - Basic). The EMT-B certification training is offered through ECTC’s fire/rescue program and is eligible for the Work Ready Scholarship, which could pay full tuition for the course.

What are my career choices?

The Paramedic Program teaches students to provide life-saving care to patients who are acutely ill or injured. Paramedics may work for ambulance services, mobile advanced life support units, or fire departments providing emergency care en route to hospitals.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Graduates can earn an associate degree and are eligible to take the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) National Registry Examination. The program meets the standards established by the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Training, and KCTCS – Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS). Paramedics are in high demand, and job opportunities increase for those with additional education and certification.

The degree can be completed in two years for students who attend classes full time. This course will be blended-learning allowing the education track to be “worker friendly”. There will be lab sessions, clinical sessions and lecture sessions throughout the course.  

Important Information

This program is administered by Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC).  The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services Paramedic will be awarded by OCTC and taught at ECTC.  Find more information about OCTC's Emergency Medical Services Program on the OCTC website.

Additional Information

For more information on the EMT-B course, contact Rusty Todd at russelle.todd@kctcs.edu or 270-706-8861.

For more information on the Paramedic program, contact Joe Dennison at Joe.dennison@kctcs.edu or 270-499-8269.

To enroll into the Paramedic program, contact Kay Whittington at kay.whittington@kctcs.edu or 270-686-4490.