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Experience the thrill of saving lives in real-world emergency situations. Use advanced diagnostic equipment to perform detailed medical and trauma patient assessments. Develop communication and critical thinking skills to interact with patients, nurses, physicians, first responders, firefighters and law enforcement. This is a post-secondary program for adult students only. Students complete the EMT program in five months and the Paramedic Program, which includes Anatomy & Physiology (A&P), in 16 months.

Employment Opportunities: Ambulance Services, Fire Departments, 911 Dispatch, Air Medical Services, Hospitals, Physicians' Offices & Clinics, Industry/Off Shore

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What will this program cover?

  • The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is an introductory survey of emergency medical services including medical legal/ethical aspects, patient assessment, care of wounds and fractures, airway maintenance, patient transportation, medical and environmental emergency, child birth and extrication.
  • Successful completion of the EMT is required before beginning the Paramedic portion of the program. The Paramedic Program prepares students to perform a comprehensive patient assessment and advanced emergency procedures in the pre-hospital setting. Students are trained in academic theory and a variety of technical skills, to aid in the process of autonomous decision making.
  • Clinicals cannot be obtained at place of employment.

What certifications will I receive?

Emergency Medical Technician 

  • National Registry EMT
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Oklahoma State EMT License

Paramedic

  • National Registry EMT Paramedic Level
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Oklahoma State Paramedic License

How much does it cost?

  In District   Out of District    Out of State   
EMT $ 926 $ 1417 $ 1929
Paramedic        $ 3606.50 $ 6026.50 $ 8446.50

 

Financial aid is available for qualifying Paramedic students. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov and use school code: 009204 to apply. Veterans may be eligible for certain benefits to help pay for tuition. Contact one of our financial aid officers or visit www.gibill.va.gov for more information.

The Kiamichi Technology Centers (KTC) EMS Program is approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Upon recommendation of the Committee of Accreditation of Education Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Graduates of this state-approved program are eligible to apply and test the National Registry of EMT's (NREMT). Applicants for Oklahoma licensure must meet all state and federal requirements to hold an Oklahoma license.

Questions about EMS?

Contact Us:

DeLaun Abbott, EMS Secretary
(918) 647-2108
dabbott@ktc.edu

Visit Us:

Kiamichi Tech – Poteau Campus
1509 S. McKenna
Poteau, OK 74953