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EMT Class Information



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Thank you for your interest in the EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN Basic Program at Ashland Community & Technical College.  Below you will find all the pertinent information pertaining to the EMT courses. Please take time to read the information in its entirety to obtain the important information you will need.  We offer day and evening classes in the Spring and Fall terms and an evening class only for the Summer term.  Applications can be mailed to you by contacting us at (606) 585-0256 OR (606) 922-9874 OR by e-mail at or or by clicking the link below.

A minimum of two EMT classes a semester are completed at the college through the State Fire and Rescue Training Department. Day class meets from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm and Evening class meets from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm for three sessions a week.  These classes meet for three hours in duration.  All students are given a course syllabus at class orientation.  We also offer a Summer session which is an accelerated course meeting four hours in duration three sessions a week from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.  The Spring semester begins in January, the Summer session begins in June and the Fall semester begins in August.  The course follows the 1994 National Standard Curriculum and is 170 hours in duration.


Class Description

The Emergency Medical Technician Basic course covers all aspects of the 1994 DOT National curriculum. Training is 170 hours in length, which includes 24 hours of clinical time. All students receive instruction in patient assessment for the medical and trauma patients anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, oxygen therapy, non-medicated IV maintenance, blood glucose monitoring, SpO2 monitoring, respiratory emergencies, cardiac emergencies, basic and advanced splinting techniques, bleeding control, diabetic emergencies, child birth, pediatric assessment, burns, environmental emergencies, principles of vehicle rescue, care for fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, application of dressings and bandages, patient documentation skills, and awareness level hazardous materials emergencies. All students who pass this course with an 80% will be eligible to take the Kentucky EMT – Basic skills test and the National Registry of EMT’s written examination.

Cost of Course

The tuition for the course is $1000.00.  This fee covers instructor cost only and is due at class orientation.  Each student will need to purchase a textbook and workbook at an approximate cost of $225.00 - $250.00.  We use Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 11th Edition by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons which can be purchased at the college bookstore or at an outside vendor.  Each student will also need to already have or purchase a blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, and pocket face mask. If these supplies need to be purchased, we offer those through the State Fire Rescue Training Department at a cost of $30.00 for the blood pressure cuff and stethoscope and $20.00 for the pocket face mask.   

There are additional Certification fees that have to be paid to NREMT and KBEMS. Below is a breakdown of the new Fee Schedule as of July 1, 2009:

$40.00 fee - $30.00 certification fee/$10.00 application fee  (payable to KBEMS)  

NREMT Exam Fee: $75.00 (NREMT) due at the end of class.

The student will also need a background check to provide to KBEMS before final testing.  The amount and where to obtain the background check will be discussed at orientation.


Any student successfully completing all course requirements will be eligible to take the State Practical Skills exam and the National Registry test.  Both tests are required for initial certification of all Kentucky EMT-Basics.  Listed below are the requirements for certification in the State of Kentucky.

Requirements for Certification

Are set forth in KAR 7:301

Each applicant shall:

Understand, read, speak, and write the English language with a comprehension and performance level equal to at least the ninth grade of education;


Not currently be subject to disciplinary action pursuant to KRS 311A that would prevent certification;


Hold a valid motor vehicle operator’s license or learners permit;


Be at least 18 years of age;


Hold a high school diploma or GED;


Complete an EMT Basic course taught using the DOT 1994 NSC;


Obtain NREMT registration as a NREMT-B within 2 years of completion of the course;


Submit a completed and signed “Emergency Medical Technician Initial Certification Application”;


Present written evidence of completion of current HIV/AIDS training required by KRS 311A.110;


Pay the fees required by 202 KAR 7:030;


Present written evidence of completion of current training in CPR.


To obtain an EMT application packet, please click here to email the office.