Paramedic Program Descparamedicription

The Central Kentucky Paramedic Program is a partnership between Emergency Medical Training Professionals, Blue Grass Army Depot Fire Department, and Asbury University.  This partnership has been formed to give paramedic students the best possible medical education.  Paramedic students are strongly encouraged to simultaneously enroll at Asbury University in order to receive 24 college credit hours for this program.

Course Description

This course is the highest level of certification in the training of pre-hospital care professionals. This course is designed to train persons for the occupation of Paramedic. This training is geared for the advanced life support level. The paramedic program is designed to exceed the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) regulations and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) standards.

The paramedic program is aimed to prepare competent entry-level paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student will:

1. Recognize the nature and seriousness of a patient’s illness/injury in order to accurately administer the proper emergency medical care on a EMT-Paramedic level of training.

2. Administer appropriate emergency care based on their training to stabilize the patient’s condition.

3. Lift, move, position, and otherwise handle the movement of the patient in such a way as to minimize further injury or illness.

4. Fulfill all written and practical objectives as required by the USDOT National Standards Curriculum.

5. Be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT’s Certification Examinations.

Instructional Philosophy:

Learning is self-motivated active process, which is goal-directed, and the responsibility of the individual. This program is divided into

learning units and each student must demonstrate proficiency in all units through punctuality, regular attendance, test scores, and cooperation with instructors and fellow students.  We incorporate simulated patients to provide realistic learning opportunities for students. We understand that students going through this course have the added knowledge and experience since many already work in the field as an EMT. We practice our skills not only in the classroom but outdoors and in replicated situations to get practical experience. This fun and unique approach helps our program have one of the highest success rates for students!

Admission Requirements

  • Kentucky or NREMT Certified EMTparamedic
  • Current AHA “BLS for Healthcare Provider” Certification
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D
  • At least 18 years old
  • Active Driver’s License
  • Two-step TB skin test
  • Immunization records
  • No felony convictions

Admissions Process:

  • Phase One: Submission of Application, Driver’s License, CPR Certification, EMT certification, Proof of High School Education, and $35 non-refundable application fee.
  • Phase Two: Knowledge Assessment and Interviews.  Up to twenty students per class will be accepted into the program.
  • Phase Three: Submission of remaining required documents and completion of payment agreement.


  • Weekday Program (Meets from 0900-1700 on a rotating 24/48 type schedule for approximately 9 months)



  • $9,500  ($4,500 non-refundable deposit)

The Central Kentucky Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756 727-210-2350

Students will also need the following:

Paramedic Care Principles and Practice 5th edition (Pearson book) with Mylab access (LINK CAN CHANGE–THIS IS SO YOU SEE IT)

EMS Testing and Platinum Planner  ( bought online first day of class)    $97.50 and  $85

AHA ACLS (buy online access and book) code is $144. Book– $40 to $45 depending on vendor

AHA PALS (buy online and book) code is $144   Book- $50 to $55 depending on vendor

PHTLS– $125 for book  Near end of class

AMLS– $120 for book near end of class

Central Kentucky Paramedic Program statistics:

National Registry Cognitive Exam Pass Rate
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
# of Graduates 12 11 34 24 21
# of grads attempting 12 15 21 19 17
# passing – 1st attempt 8 9 19 14 12
# passing subsequent attempts 1 0 1 2 14
Total Passing to Date 9 9 20 16 14
NR Psychomotor Exam Pass Rate
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
# of Graduates 12 11 20 16 17
# of grads attempting 12 10 20 16 17
# passing – 1st attempt 12 10 20 16 12
# passing subsequent attempts 0 0 0 0 14
Total Passing to Date 12 9 20 16 14
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total Students Enrolled 14 15 34 24 21
# of students dropped out (attrition) 2 4 6 5 4
% attrition 14% 26% 18% 20.8% 19%
% retention 86% 73% 82% 79.2% 81%
Positive Placement
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
# of Graduates 12 11 20 19 17
# of Graduates Employed in Relevant Field 12 9 18 16 14
# of grads continuing education or serving in military, but NOT employed 0 1 0 1 0