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Emergency Medical Services

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

Contact Us: 
Poteau Campus 

Lisa Dyer, Program Director/Lead Paramedic Instructor
DeLaun Abbott, Administrative Assistant  
Kelly Higdon, Paramedic Instructor 
Michael Highfill, Clinical Coordinator/EMT Instructor

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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. This short-term program is 256 hours. Financial aid is not avaialble. 

What certifications will I receive?

National Registry EMT

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Oklahoma State EMT License


How much does it cost?

EMT: $ 1,476.00


Upcoming Classes

McAlester Campus: August 2024
McAlester EMT Enrollment Packet

Poteau Campus: August 2024
Poteau EMT Enrollment Packet

Talihina Campus: Spring 2024
Talihina EMT Enrollment Packet


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.  This program is 1250 hours. 

What certifications will I receive?

National Registry EMT Paramedic Level

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Oklahoma State Paramedic License


When does it start?

January 22, 2024


How much does this cost?

In District: $ 3,967.20

Out of District: $ 6,467.20

Out of State: $ 8,967.20

Financial aid is available for qualifying Paramedic students. Visit 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 for more information.

The Kiamichi Tech 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.

The Kiamichi Tech is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs: 727-210-2350

To contact the CoAEMSP:  214-703-8445

Paramedic Testing Results for Graduates, Previous 3 years

Retention Rate

  • 2020:  68.0%
  • 2021:  60.0%
  • 2022:  74.1%

NREMT/State Exam Pass Rate

  • 2020:  100%
  • 2021:  95.2%
  • 2022:  95%

‚ÄčLicensed Graduate Employment Rate

  • 2020:  100%
  • 2021:  100%
  • 2022:  100%