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Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

Emergency Medical Services

Level up your life-saving skills. If you’re a certified EMT, we offer a certificate in Paramedics and can prepare you for the National Registry Exam.

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What is Emergency Medical Services?

Emergency Medical Services includes both EMT and paramedic training. The EMT and paramedic programs meet the standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Training and KCTCS-Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS).

What are my career choices?

This program prepares individuals for positions in agencies and institutions that provide emergency response services.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) provides pre-hospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients. The EMT course (EMS 105) is offered during the fall and spring semesters. Course graduates are eligible to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) Examination upon completion. The program is six credits and is offered from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays with online work on Thursdays.  MCTC offers an EMT certificate. 

Paramedics provide pre-hospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients with an advanced level of knowledge and skill set.   Program graduates are eligible to take the National Registry Paramedic (NRP) Examination upon completion. Paramedic program enrollment is limited, and students are required to be a certified EMT prior to entering paramedic program coursework. After you are admitted to the college, you must also apply to the paramedic program.  MCTC offers a Paramedic certificate.


EMS 105 (6 credit hours)

Provides the first level of training in the career structure of Emergency Medical Services. Integrates didactic course material and the lab component necessary for the delivery of entry level emergency medical care to individuals who are experiencing a disruption in normal body functions due to illness and/or injury and require intervention to prevent morbidity and mortality. Prepares the student to sit for the National Registry EMT examination that is required for Kentucky certification as an EMT. Focuses on basic anatomy and physiology, scene and patient assessment, airway and ventilation, cardiovascular and body systems support, motion limiting devices, wound and fracture management, administration of basic patient medications, extrication, transportation, and patient monitoring as well as medico-legal aspects and ambulance operations. Includes a minimum twenty-four (24) hour clinical observation in the emergency department and/or on a state licensed ambulance service. Lecture/Lab: 6.0 credits (150 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Minimum ACT Reading Score of 15 or Consent of Instructor.

Attributes: Technical

Components: LEC: Lecture

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic:  47-49 credit hours

Courses by Semester

Total EMS Credits: 37-38 credit hours

Total General Ed Credits: 9-11 credit hours

First Year - Spring Term
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EMS 200 Intro. To Paramedicine 4
EMS 210 Emergency Pharmacology 3
EMS 211 Fundamentals Lab 1
First Year - Summer Term
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EMS 215 Clinical Experience I 1
First Year - Fall Term
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EMS 220 Cardiovascular Emergencies 3
EMS 221 Cardiac and Trauma Lab 1
EMS 230 Traumatic Emergencies 4
EMS 225 Clinical Experience II 1
EMS 270 EMS Operations 1
Second Year - Spring Term
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EMS 240 Medical Emergencies I 3
EMS 250 Medical Emergencies II 3
EMS 231 Medical Lab 1
EMS 260 Special Populations 3
EMS 235 Clinical Experience III 2
Second Year - Fall Term
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EMS 275 Seminar in Advanced Life Support 1
EMS 285 Field Internship and Summation 5-6
General Education Classes Required for a Paramedic Certificate
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIO 135 Basic Anatomy and Physiology w/Lab 4

AHS 115 OR

CLA 131

Medical Terminology OR

Medical Terminology from Greek and Latin

3 OR


FHM 100 OR

MAT 110

Dosage Calculations OR

Applied Mathematics




There were no graduates during the 2019, 2020, or 2021 Academic year.

Attention EMT & Paramedic Students: When filing out your admissions application to MCTC you should select the General Occupational/Technical Studies (GO/TS) degree for your major with EMS-Paramedic as your sub plan. This will enable any financial aid or scholarships to apply.

Accreditation Statement

The Maysville Community & Technical College EMS-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 for EMS Programs (www.coaemsp.org) .

To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
To contact CoAEMSP: 
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312 
Rowlett TX 75088 
(214) 703-8445 
FAX (214) 703-8992 

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Gwyn Gallenstein

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