Emergency Medical Services Requirements | GCTC

Emergency Medical Services Requirements

Admission requirements

Students are required to hold current unrestricted certification as an EMT in KY or with the National Registry EMT to be eligible for paramedic program admission. A background check is required and KY/National certification.

Courses

  • AHS 115 Medical Terminology 
  • BIO 135 Basic Anatomy and Physiology with lab (or BIO 137 and BIO 139) 
  • Digital Literacy - CIT 105 Introduction to Computers or OST 105 Introduction to  
    Office Systems (or Competency demonstrated by exam)* 
  • EMS 105 Emergency Medical Technical or KY EMT Certification/National Registry  
  • EMS 201 Principles of Paramedicine I 
  • EMS 202 Principles of Paramedicine II 
  • EMS 203 Practicum I (Clinical) 
  • EMS 204 Principles Lab I  
  • EMS 205 Principles of Paramedicine III 
  • EMS 206 Practicum II (Clinical) 
  • EMS 207 Principles Lab II 
  • EMS 2081 Principles of Paramedicine IV (Part 1) 
  • EMS 2082 Principles of Paramedicine IV (Part 2) 
  • EMS 209 Principles Lab III 
  • EMS 212 Practicum III (Field) 
  • EMS 213 Principles of Paramedicine V (Exam Prep) 
  • ENG 101 Writing I*  
  • Heritage/Humanities General Education course (rec. PHI 110 Medical Ethics)* 
  • MAT 110 Applied Mathematics (or higher level Quantitative Reasoning course) 
  • Oral Communications General Education course (rec. COM 252 Introduction to Interpersonal Communications)* 
  • PSY 110 General Psychology *

Notes

  • General Education credits can be taken in any order, but it is recommended that the biology course(s) be taken before or as co-requisites with the first semester of EMS courses.  
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college. 

Updated 6/25/20 

S.M.A.R.T. Plan

Admission Requirements

Students are required to hold current unrestricted certification as an EMT in KY or with the National Registry EMT to be eligible for paramedic program admission. A background check is required and KY/National certification.

Courses

  • AHS 115 Medical Terminology
  • BIO 135 Basic Anatomy and Physiology with lab (or BIO 137 and BIO 139)
  • EMS 201 Principles of Paramedicine I
  • EMS 202 Principles of Paramedicine II
  • EMS 203 Practicum I (Clinical)
  • EMS 204 Principles Lab I
  • EMS 205 Principles of Paramedicine III
  • EMS 206 Practicum II (Clinical)
  • EMS 207 Principles Lab II
  • EMS 2081 Principles of Paramedicine IV (Part 1)
  • EMS 2082 Principles of Paramedicine IV (Part 2)
  • EMS 209 Principles Lab III
  • EMS 212 Practicum III (Field)
  • EMS 213 Principles of Paramedicine V (Exam Prep)

Notes

  • Background check is required. Any issues resulting from the background check may prevent required clinical assignments. If that occurs, you will not be able to complete the course successfully.
  • Progression in the program is contingent upon achievement of a grade C or greater in each course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative GPA or above (on a 4.0 scale).
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college.

Updated 6/22/20

S.M.A.R.T. Plan

 

Courses

  • CPR 100 CPR for Healthcare Professions
  • EMS 105 Emergency Medical Technician

Notes

  • Background check is required. Any issues resulting from the background check may prevent required clinical assignments. If that occurs, you will not be able to complete the course successfully.
  • Progression in the program is contingent upon achievement of a grade C or greater in each course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative GPA or above (on a 4.0 scale).
  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college. 

Updated 6/22/20

S.M.A.R.T. Plan