“The Mountwest Community & Technical College Paramedic Science Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).”

Allied Health

EMS Education

Paramedics are employed by public and private emergency services organizations and businesses.

2 Year Degree

Paramedics A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science 

67 Credit Hours

1 Year Certificate


Certificate of Applied Science

45 Credit Hours


Emergency Medical Technician


10 Credit Hours

2021 Program Outcomes On Campus Off Campus Satellite 1 Off Campus Satellite 2
NREMT/State Written Exam
Positive (Job) Placement


EMTs and Paramedics

2019 Median Pay
$35,400 per year

Number of Jobs
262,100 in 2018

Job Outlook
2018-2028 7%

Much faster than average employment.

For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at bls.gov/ooh/.

Admission Requirements

The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Potential Employers

  • Boyd County, Kentucky EMS
  • Cabell County EMS
  • Health Team Critical Care Transport
  • Jan-Care Ambulance
  • Kanawha County EMS
  • Lawrence County, Ohio EMS
  • Patriot Ambulance Service
  • Putnam County EMS

Career Outlook: projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028

Employment of Paramedics is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2021. Population growth and urbanization will increase the demand for full-time paid EMTs and Paramedics rather than for volunteers. In addition, a large segment of the population—the aging baby boomers—will further spur demand for EMS services as they become more likely to have medical emergencies. 

There will still be demand for part-time, volunteer EMTs and paramedics in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas. In addition to those arising from job growth, openings will occur because of replacement needs.

Want to learn more about this program?
Interested in learning more about the MCTC program? Send us a message and talk to our program coordinator.
Edward Bays
EMS Education Director
  • Date of birth - ex. 01/01/1995

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