SPRING - EMT BASIC COURSE BEGINS JANUARY 21, 2014
OR (606)326-2459 FOR MORE INFORMATION
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 all the important
information that you as a perspective student need to know. We offer day and evening classes in the Spring and Fall terms
and an evening class for the Summer term which is on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
Applications can be mailed to you by contacting us at (606) 326-2431 or (606) 326-2459, by e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or can be picked up at ACTC at the Roberts Drive Campus, Building 5, 4818 Roberts Drive, Ashland, KY 41102.
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 weekly on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and Evening class meets
from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 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.
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 $870.00. 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 $190.00 from the College Bookstore or from an outside vendor.
We will be using the Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 10th Edition (Orange Book
Series, 40th Anniversary Edition) by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
textbook and workbook. We can provide a list of some vendors where the books can be purchased upon request. 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.
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 if they have not lived in the state of Kentucky for the last five years.
The amount and where to obtain the background check will be discussed at orientation.
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
set forth in KAR 7:301
Each applicant shall:
read, speak, and write the English language with a comprehension and performance level equal to at least the ninth grade of
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;
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;
the fees required by 202 KAR 7:030;
Present written evidence of completion of
current training in CPR.