The Owensboro Community and Technical College EMT paramedic training program offers students the necessary courses for certification at the highest level of paramedic. A paramedic certificate program and an Associate of Applied Science in Paramedical degree is offered through Owensboro College. This program meets the standards set forth by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation National Standard Training and the– Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS).
The paramedic education certification program includes both didactic and clinical skill experiences. The program provides high excellence for education in the ability and science of pre-hospital advanced life support EMS care.
Once the training program is completed, you will be qualified to take the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) National Registry Examination.
The Certificate of Paramedic Training Technology program is 44-49 credit hours.
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is 63-71 credit hours.
The Associate of Applied Science degree can be completed in two years if you maintain full-time status.
If you have completed paramedic school, passed the National Registry Examination (NREMT) or a state licensure examination for Paramedic, and are currently practicing as a paramedic (holding a paramedic license/certification), you may be awarded thirty-five (35) semester credit hours upon the completion of twelve (12) college credit hours from the degree-granting institution and acceptance into a KCTCS paramedic school program.
Credit hours will be awarded as follows: eight credit hours for Introduction to Paramedic Practice, eight credit hours for Paramedic Practice II, five credit hours for Paramedic Practice III, six credit hours for Clinical Practicum I and eight credit hours for Field Internship I.
• must be EMT certified prior to entering paramedic program
• must be 18 years of age
• must pass a background check
• must have current immunization records
You must also meet residency requirements of the degree-granting institution. Enrollment in the paramedic courses program is limited, and there is a selective admissions process, which is closely followed.
Owensboro does have a Virtual Campus, a statewide network of online courses. There are also weekend, evening and off-campus programs to meet the needs of students who have work and/or family responsibilities outside of a full time education.
Costs and Tuition
Tuition fees per credit hour are as follows:
Instate students: $130 for returning students, $135 for new students
Out-of-state, contiguous students: $260 for returning students, $270 for new students
Other out-of-state students: $445 for returning students, $465 for new students
The school also offers scholarships, grants and financial aid, as well as working with VA eligibility for veterans.
For more information on the paramedic training program you may contact the College at
4800 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303 – or by phone: 270-686-4400.