Louisville Paramedic School
Aspiring paramedics can look to a school that is located within the vicinity of downtown Louisville, Kentucky or one that is roughly 40 miles away. This article explores the classroom and clinical components of training programs offered at these community colleges. It also includes a table of school statistics that offers details on tuition, financial aid, student retention and more.
- Jefferson Community and Technical College is located in Louisville's downtown area and has an associate's degree program that offers state-approved paramedic education and training.
- Future paramedics can obtain an associate's degree in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Technology from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, found about 38 miles from the city.
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Here's a table that contains facts on costs, enrollment numbers, graduation rates and much more to help you make an informed education decision.
|Jefferson Community and Technical College||Elizabethtown Community and Technical College|
|School Type||2-year, public||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||12,250*||7,115*|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Small city|
|Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)||$4,160 in-state, $13,880 out-of-state*||$4,080 in-state, $13,800 out-of-state*|
|Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Financial Aid (2016-2017)||92%*||95%*|
|Acceptance Rate||N/A - Open enrollment||N/A - Open enrollment|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)||59% for full-time students; 47% for part-time students*||58% for full-time students; 33% for part-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (for students who began studies Fall 2014)||14% (17% transfer-out rate)*||31% (11% transfer-out rate)*|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Jefferson Community and Technical College is the largest school in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. To participate in its paramedic certificate or degree programs, students must hold Kentucky or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) basic EMT certification. The program is approved by both the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) and the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Training.
Paramedic Technology Certificate
Students need to complete 47-49 credit hours to obtain this certificate. An anatomy and physiology course with lab must be taken in this program. Students also learn about EMS operations, advanced life support, medical terminology and cardiovascular emergencies. A field internship is included.
Associate in Applied Science in Paramedic Technology
This is a 63-67 credit program that includes studies in paramedicine, pharmacology, special populations and trauma emergencies. Students participate in clinical practicum and field experiences. Successful completion of this program qualifies the student to take the NREMT - Paramedic (NREMT-P) exam.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
This school first offered an associate's degree in paramedic technology in the Fall of 2018. The college is one of 16 in the Kentucky Community and Technical College system.
Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Technology
Those who possess Emergency Medical Technician - Basic certification are eligible to enroll in this program, which is offered through the school's fire/rescue program. Studies combine labs, lectures and clinical experiences. The curriculum meets state and national standards, and graduates are eligible to sit for registration exams.