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Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

About the program

Students in HCC's Emergency Medical Technician program are instructed with personal attention in the proper care of sick and injured patients. Students are trained in the program to treat victims suffering from traumatic and medical emergencies such as:

  • broken bones
  • puncture wounds
  • cardiac and respiratory emergencies
  • vehicle accidents and more


This course (EMT105) is being offered to anyone who wants to learn emergency life saving skills. This also includes existing firefighters, nurses, policemen, or nurse aides. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be eighteen (18) years of age by the end of the course to certify.High School Diploma or GED or High School Senior with GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • No conviction of a felony offense (Contact Kentucky Board of EMS at (859) 256-3565 for questions related to offenses).
  • Hold a valid motor vehicle operator s license.
  • Complete/submit the signed EMT application form
  • Complete/submit a background check (less than 6 months old)
  • Register and pass the COMPASS test with minimum scores of 74 in Reading, 49 in Writing, and 34 in Math.

This course meets the standards set forth by the US Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for EMT-Basic and the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services.

Students that successfully complete the course and its requirements will be awarded a certificate for Emergency Medical Technician, and will be prepared to challenge the certification examination process set forth by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services.

How Long Will I Be in School?

  • EMT Plan 4144--Current Curriculum (PDF XLS)
  • EMT Certificate 4144--Current Curriculum (PDF XLS


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Dana Walker
Administrative Assistant
Academic & Technical Building, Room 314