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Emergency Medical Technology – Paramedic Completion Program

PINWhat is an EMT / Paramedic?

EMTs and paramedics care for the sick and wounded while quickly transporting them to a nearby medical facility. EMTs and paramedics often work side by side with police officers and firefighters to provide the best all-around care in emergency situations. There are three general designations, each with its own training requirements and responsibilities: EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic. EMT-Basic and EMT-Intermediate are both expected to provide on-scene care and transport the patient to a medical facility, with the latter taking on more responsibilities. Paramedics are trained to provide additional pre-hospital care, including administering medications, interpreting EKGs and operating complex equipment.

CalculatorWhere could I work? What will it pay?

A few examples of workplaces in your local area:

  • Hospitals
  • Fire department
  • Ambulance service
  • Air Evac (helicopter transport)

The range of wages for EMTs is as follows:

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics reports annual salary averaged $31,270 in 2013

ClockHow long will this program take?

If you already have your paramedic degree you can earn your AAS through the paramedic completion option.

• A student who has passed the EMT-P National Registry Examination for a state licensure or certification examination for Paramedic, is currently practicing as a paramedic, and holds a paramedic license/certification may be awarded thirty-eight (38) semester credit hours upon completion of a) applying to the college of choice; b) submitting a letter of intent and a copy of the required licensure/certification document to the program coordinator with subsequent validation by the Registrar; and c) completing at least nine (9) credit hours from the degree-granting institution.  

•The suggested course sequence usually takes two semesters to complete the program if you have already have your EMT-P.

If you are interested in obtaining your paramedic certificate this program is offered at WKCTC through memorandum of agreement with Owensboro Community and Technical College. The laboratory portion of the paramedic courses is offered here while the lecture portion is provided online. You must be a certified EMT to enter this program. Please use the link below to find out more about this program.

Owensboro Community & Technical College Emergency Medical Services program page

For length of time to get a diploma or certificate AND for a complete list of required courses: click on "What credentials are available?" to access specific academic plans.

BookWhat credentials are available? (Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate)

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Associate Degree — Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic | Download the academic plan

An associate degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years.


There are no diplomas available for this program.

Diploma programs are usually short-term and less comprehensive than associate's degree programs. WKCTC offers diploma programs as educational opportunities for students who aren't pursuing full-time degrees. Diploma programs usually consist of several courses in a specific subject area or skill and can lead you toward entry-level employment in a professional field.

G.E.D.I. (Gainful Employment Disclosure Information) refers to an employment situation where the employee receives consistent work and payment from the employer.


There are no certificates available for this program.

A certificate is earned by a student after taking a series of courses in a particular subject. Students often earn certificates to get a step ahead in the professional field of their interest, and certificates may be offered in similar programs leading to degrees.

ChartHow do I apply for this program?

Admission to the Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Completion Program requires students to meet the minimum requirements for enrollment.
  • All students must have passed the EMT-P National Registry Examination or a state licensure or certification examination for Paramedic.
  • Must be currently practicing as a paramedic and hold a paramedic license/certification.
  • Documentation of EMT-P certification must be submitted when applying for the degree.
To obtain admission requirements for the paramedic program offered by Owensboro Community and Technical College please contact Jimmy VanCleve. See next tab for contact information.

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Owensboro Community & Technical College
Jimmy VanCleve

Peggy Block

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