Emergency Medical Technician - EMT

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What is Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) provides pre-hospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients. The EMT course (EMS 105) is offered during the Spring and Fall semesters and takes just 16 weeks. Course graduates are eligible to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) Examination upon completion. Apply to Hopkinsville and choose "EMT" as your major. The program is six credits and is offered on the Hopkinsville Campus on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5 - 9 p.m., to be accessible to students who work during daytime hours. 

What are My Degree Options?

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate

The EMT course is 6 credit hours. Up to 20 students can be accepted into the course each semester. There are no pre-requisites to begin the EMT course, however, you must have a BLS Provider CPR certification prior to the course or obtain the certification early in the course.


As an Emergency Medical Technician, you will be trained to perform the following skills:

  • Airway oxygenation and ventilation
  • Bleeding control and shock management
  • Cardiac arrest management
  • Childbirth delivery
  • Joint immobilization
  • Long bone immobilization
  • Traction splinting immobilization
  • Oxygen administration
  • Patient assessment-medical
  • Patient assessment-trauma
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Supraglottic airway device insertion (King Airway or Combitube)


The EMT credential is approved for the WorkReady Kentucky Scholarship program which provides students who meet minimum requirements with free tuition for an industry-recognized certificate, diploma or associate in applied science degree.

The program is also eligible for federal financial aid for students who choose to major in Health Science Technology.

Program Contact

Beth Beverly
Director of Allied Health
Program Coordinator Health Sciences and Technology
Associate Professor Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology 
(270) 707-3869