Are both certificate plans and degree plans offered?
Yes, we offer both plans, however the program is designed to make it easier for those who wish to get the degree.
Will my current certification transfer over to your program?
All cases are handled individually, but typically all certifications up to intermediate level will transfer once the student has met all KC requirements. You will need to speak to a KC-Longview counselor or the EMS Program Director to find out which classes you will need to take.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, you will need to speak to our financial aid counselors to see if you meet the requirements to receive financial aid.
What do graduates of the program do?
Graduates of the program work at fire departments, private EMS companies, hospitals or have managerial positions with an EMS service.
What is the job outlook for graduates?
Excellent. With the current population growing in East Texas, EMS services are striving to hire qualified people. KC has very close to a 100 percent placement rate for recent graduates.
What kind of salary can graduates expect?
Licensed paramedics can expect to make $35,000 to $40,000 in the East Texas area and up to $48,000 in larger cities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median salary for Emergency Medical Technician is $34, 870.
How long does it take to complete the program?
The two certificates normally take five semesters (around 2.5 years) to complete. The Associate of Applied Science degree takes anywhere from 2.5 to three years depending on the class load a student takes.