Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

Students in the paramedic program at ACTC may earn either a certificate or Associate in Applied Science Degree. For both options, students take courses in anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, paramedic practice, clinical practical and management principles for healthcare.  For the degree, students add general education courses in math, writing, communications, psychology and heritage/humanities subjects.

Credit toward the Associate in Applied Science degree may be awarded to currently practicing paramedics.

The program meets the standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for Paramedics and KCTCS – Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services.  


The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professionals.

Career Path

Graduates are eligible to take the Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic (EMT-P) National Registry Examination.

Program Length

Paramedic training takes one and a half to two years, and people must be an EMT before beginning the paramedic program.


The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Technology application form is available online and at the State Fire Rescue Training - Area 10 Office, 12307 Midland Trail Road, Ashland, KY  41102 (the former Boyd County High School), and the Admissions Offices on the College Drive and Technology Drive Campuses.

More Information

Program Checksheet

Semester Plan

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Brochure

For more information, contact the Paramedic Program at 606/326-2459 or email: cstewart0001@kctcs.edu   or mjohnson0483@kctcs.edu .