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EMT Paramedic Program

The EMT-Paramedic program at KEMSA is the next step toward a paramedicine career for people who have completed an EMT-B.

So what can an EMT—P do for you?

Upon successful completion of this program students gain the following.

Eligibility to take examinations for:

  • Kentucky State Paramedic Certification
  • Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic Certification

Earn credentials in:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Do I Qualify?

Have you completed the EMT Basic program? If not visit the EMT-B page to get started.

View admission requirements for this course

We are committed to preparing high quality individuals to be effective and compassionate paramedics.

The Paramedic Program, administered by the Allied Health Department, provides the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to function in advanced pre-hospital care. The curriculum follows the guidelines established by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

Training in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provides the student with the knowledge to recognize symptoms of illness and injury and to provide emergency medical care. Professionals in the field of EMS are prepared to make quick decisions based on classroom, laboratory, and field experience. Students must have a sincere desire to work with people and must be empathetic to the needs of the sick and injured. Regional EMS systems utilize two levels of practice, EMT-B and Paramedic, which are governed by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services.

The Paramedic program offers a higher level of skill and knowledge to render advanced life saving techniques in an emergency situation. Successful completion of the program enables the student to sit for the state licensing exam. Paramedic licensing is required for all advanced life support ambulance service.

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Choose the track that fits you best.

Credit Track

  • Earn credits toward a future degree
  • Earn credentials while pursuing a degree.
  • Financial aid eligible

Contact Contact Lee Brown
lee.brown@wku.edu with all inquiries

Noncredit Track

  • No college entrance exams
  • No waiting for college admission
  • Less expensive than our credit option

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