Dear Future Paramedic,
Thank you for your interest in the Gateway Paramedic Program. The program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation (CoAEMSP) and is approved by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) Paramedic Exam.
Paramedic classes will begin in August at the Gateway Edgewood Campus, and will complete in 11 months. Classes will be on Monday/Wednesdays and Tuesday/Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. with some labs to be announced. Students will be required to complete clinical rotations through a wide variety of pre-hospital and intra-hospital settings. These can be completed weekdays during business hours, evenings, or on weekends. Students may obtain a certificate in EMS-Paramedic and/or an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in EMS-Paramedic and financial aid is available.
All students who apply to the paramedic program are required to complete the paramedic application, have a current EMT-B certificate by the first day of class, be accepted into the college (if not currently a student at Gateway, see instructions below regarding applying to the college), possess a current CPR card, and have a valid driver’s license.
After acceptance into the program, you will receive an Acceptance Packet. Students
accepted into the program must provide documentation of all immunizations and vaccinations
(flu vaccines are required in order to attend certain clinical rotations), have a
TB Quantiferon Gold blood test or two negative TB skin tests signed by a health care
provider. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended but is not currently required by our
clinical sites. It is hard to predict what the future may hold and requirements may
change. Students must also pass a criminal background check and meet with the Program
Coordinator prior to the first day of class (all of this information is explained
in your Acceptance Packet).
Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 135) or equivalent (an equivalent course is a 3-4 credit hour Anatomy and Physiology) and Medical Terminology (AHS 115) must be completed. These courses may be taken prior to the start of paramedic courses or during the first semester of the paramedic program. Priority acceptance is given to those who have already completed the prerequisites or who are already enrolled in the prerequisites.
Applications for the paramedic program will be accepted through July 1. If you have questions, please contact us.
790 Thomas More Parkway, 207A
Edgewood, KY 41017
Phone: (859) 442-1151