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Emergency Medical Technician- Basic

The next EMT Training is scheduled to start Monday, February 10th, 2020.

If you have questions, concerns or are interested in enrolling, contact Coordinator Duane Suttles at duane.suttles@kctcs.edu or by calling 606-922-7671

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Tuition: $950.00- Presently, there is NO financial aid available for this course. Tuition is due the night of orientation (February 6th).

Textbook with accompanying workbook required: AAOS Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 11th Ed (Textbooks are not available through the training agency, must be purchased by student through outside supplier such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Jones and Bartlett, textbooks.com, etc)

Textbook ISBN: 978-1284106909
Workbook ISBN: 978-1284131062 

Supplies needed: Stethoscope, navy or black trousers, wristwatch

Class is now scheduled to begin with orientation on Thursday, February 6th. Class will meet on Monday and Thursday evenings, 6pm-10pm. We anticipate there may be a few Saturdays in the schedule meeting 9am-4pm. The class has a planned completion date of May 7th, 2020


The course will be held at our SFRT Training facility in Morehead, 99 Lake Park Drive near the Rowan Campus of MCTC.

This is located in the MMRC Industrial Park, just off I-64 at Exit 133. 

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic course covers all aspects of the 1994 DOT National Curriculum. Training consists of 170 clock hours of instruction, including 24 hours of clinical training in an ambulance setting. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, assessment of medical and trauma emergencies, human anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, oxygen therapy, non-medicated IV maintenance, blood glucose monitoring, human respiratory and cardiac emergencies (CPR certification will be provided), strains, sprains and bone fracture treatment, bleeding and shock management, diabetic emergencies, burn injuries, heat and cold emergencies, emergency childbirth, principles of vehicle rescue, basic awareness of hazardous material emergencies, patient care documentation and transport to medical facilities.
 Students completing all required course components, and successful to a minimum of 80% cumulative grading in cognitive knowledge and acceptible psychomotor skills, may be eligable to attempt the Kentucky Practical Examination and the National Registry of EMT's cognitive knowledge exam. Successful passage of each are required for Kentucky EMT-Basic certification. Further requirements must be met for state certification as outlined in statute and regulation outlined below. Persons with felony convictions or serious driving infraction histories, such as reckless operation or DUI, should contact the Ky Board of EMS prior to enrolling to determine eligibility for certification as an EMT upon course completion.
Each applicant for training shall:
Understand, read, speak and write the English language with a comprehension and performance level equal to at least the ninth (9th) grade of secondary education; and
Not currently be subject to disciplinary action pursuant to KRS 311A that would prevent certification; and
Hold a valid motor vehicle operator's license or learners permit; and
Be at least eighteen (18) years of age; and
Hold a high school diploma or GED; and
Complete the EMT-Basic course taught using the 1994 USDOT National Standard Curriculum; and
Obtain National Registry registration as an EMT-B within two (2) years of completion of a course; and
Submit a completed and signed "Emergency Medical Technician Initial Certification application; and
Present written evidence of completion of current HIV/AIDS training required by KRS 311A.110; and
Pay all fees required by 202 KAR 7:030; and
Present written evidence of completion of current training in CPR.