Individuals in Northern Kentucky who are interested in becoming emergency medical technicians (EMTs) have only one school where they can complete their training. One certificate program is available in addition to one associate's degree program. Those in the degree program will complete general education requirements in addition to EMT classes. Both EMT programs include practicum requirements, such as clinical rotations or internships.
Gateway Community and Technical College
Located in Florence, Gateway Community and Technical College offers two options: an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in EMS-Paramedic or a Certificate in EMS-Paramedic. Students in the AAS program take general education courses in addition to courses in medical technology. They also participate in clinical practice sessions, where they see medical professionals in action, and field internships, where they gain experience by observing certified and licensed paramedical professionals. The certificate program includes the same course work as the associate degree program but requires only 45 credit hours to complete and does not include general education courses.
Those who aspire to work as an EMT in Kentucky must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. They must also have a driver's license and have completed an EMT education and training program. Finally, they must also have certification through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). The school in the Northern Kentucky area described in this article offers training that can lead to NREMT certification.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type & Setting||Paramedic Associate Degree and Certificate Offered||Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)|
|Gateway Community and Technical College||2-year, public; large suburb|| Associate of Applied Science in EMS-Paramedic,
Certificate in EMS-Paramedic
|$4,328 (in-state); $14,480 (out-of-state)*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator.