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Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program prepares students to test for their National Registry and State of Kansas EMT written and practical exams leading to national and state certification. Within the program students develop Basic Life Support skills proficiency; learn to work within a team environment; develop effective communication skills across a diverse set of situations and cultures; and develop effective analytical and critical thinking skills to make appropriate decisions in critical and noncritical situations.

The EMT curriculum is rigorous and requires dedicated time for attendance and study. Students are expected to attend at least ten (10) hours of class each week and participate in a hospital clinical and field internship shift . Other times outside the class may be required for additional practice.

Criteria for Admission to the EMT Program

  1. Must meet the admission requirements of Kansas City Kansas Community College. (See college website at KCKCC.EDU.
  2. Must be a minimum 18 years of age at the time of National Registry of EMT certification. Kansas Board of EMS provides for a variance to obtain State of Kansas certification for students who are at least 17 years of age at the time of certification.
  3. Requires completing an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course with a “C” or higher; OR an Anatomy and Physiology w/lab (BIOL 0143) course; OR permission from the Director of Emergency Medical Education Department. Students must enroll through the Director.

    The Emergency Medical Responder course is highly recommended.

  4. Submit college transcripts, including all course work completed at all colleges. Contact each undergraduate college attended and have one official transcript sent to the address below:
  5. Registrar's Office
    Kansas City Kansas Community College
    7250 State Avenue
    Kansas City, Kansas 66112-9978
  6. When a student/applicant has been convicted of a felony, the student/applicant must provide evidence to the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services of satisfactory rehabilitation before the certification examination may be administered. Failure to make such notification to their instructor, director or Kansas Board of EMS may result in delay or prohibit the student from taking the certification exams and may result in immediate dismissal from the EMT Program. For questions about eligibility, contact the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services at KSBEMS.ORG or telephone 785-296-7299.

Additional Requirements and Considerations:

Attendance on the first day of class is mandated by the Kansas Board of EMS to continue in the program.

Provide proof of current immunizations and current TB test

Tuition and College Fees:


Resident $1080
Non-Resident $2680
Metro Area $1330
Course Fee $100
Textbook / Instructional Materials $200
Uniform shoes and trousers $100

Testing / Application Fees:


Kansas Application $50
Kansas Practical Exam $125
National Registry Written Exam $80

*Tuition, Fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.

Additional course requirements and classroom policies can be found in the course syllabus.

If you would like to be contacted regarding the EMT program, please submit your contact information below.

Inquiry for Admission to the EMT Program
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