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EMT Class Information




 There are two ways to enroll in the EMT Basic Course:




(1) If you want college credit for this class, you will need to contact ACTC, complete a student application, meet with an advisor, and enroll in EMS 105.  The cost of the class for 6 college credit hours is approximately $1050.00. 

(2)If you are interested in just being certified and not obtaining college credit for the Summer session, you need to complete the State Fire Rescue Training (SFRT) application and return to SFRT. The cost of the class through SFRT is $850.00.  An application packet can be obtained by calling the office at (606) 388-2948 or requesting one by email at  The information regarding return of the completed application is included in the application packet.




Thank you for your interest in the EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN Basic Program at Ashland Community & Technical College.  Below you will find all the pertinent information pertaining to the EMT courses. Please take time to read the information in its entirety to obtain the important information you will need.  We offer day and evening classes in the Spring and Fall terms and an evening class only for the Summer term.



A minimum of two EMT classes a semester are completed at the college through the State Fire and Rescue Training Department. We have Day and Evening classes available during Spring and Fall sessions and only Evening classes for the Summer Session.  Classes meet three days/evenings a week and a course syllabus is given to the students at class orientation. The course follows the 1994 National Standard Curriculum and is 170 hours in duration.


Class Description

The Emergency Medical Technician Basic course covers all aspects of the 1994 DOT National curriculum. Training is 170 hours in length, which includes 24 hours of clinical time. All students receive instruction in patient assessment for the medical and trauma patients anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, oxygen therapy, non-medicated IV maintenance, blood glucose monitoring, SpO2 monitoring, respiratory emergencies, cardiac emergencies, basic and advanced splinting techniques, bleeding control, diabetic emergencies, child birth, pediatric assessment, burns, environmental emergencies, principles of vehicle rescue, care for fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, application of dressings and bandages, patient documentation skills, and awareness level hazardous materials emergencies. All students who pass this course with an 80% will be eligible to take the Kentucky EMT – Basic skills test and the National Registry of EMT’s written examination.



Any student successfully completing all course requirements will be eligible to take the State Practical Skills exam and the National Registry test.  Both tests are required for initial certification of all Kentucky EMT-Basics.  Listed below are the requirements for certification in the State of Kentucky.

Requirements for Certification

Are set forth in KAR 7:301

Each applicant shall:

Understand, read, speak, and write the English language with a comprehension and performance level equal to at least the ninth grade of education;


Not currently be subject to disciplinary action pursuant to KRS 311A that would prevent certification;


Hold a valid motor vehicle operator’s license or learners permit;


Be at least 18 years of age;


Hold a high school diploma or GED;


Complete an EMT Basic course taught using the DOT 1994 NSC;


Obtain NREMT registration as a NREMT-B within 2 years of completion of the course;


Submit a completed and signed “Emergency Medical Technician Initial Certification Application”;


Present written evidence of completion of current HIV/AIDS training required by KRS 311A.110;


Pay the fees required by 202 KAR 7:030;


Present written evidence of completion of current training in CPR.