Emergency Medical Technician | ACTC

Emergency Medical Technician

Get ready to meet the challenges of being an emergency responder in the 21st Century.

Program Contact
Wes Gilliam
KCTCS Fire Commission


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!

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.


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Length of Program

You can earn an EMT certificate in one semester (four months).

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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