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of the
Emergency Medical
Technology program

The EMT program is a medical program that prepares students in the field of pre-hospital care of patients.  EMT is an exciting field where each day offers new challenges. The program teaches you many life saving skills, required for the fast-advancing world of EMS (Emergency Medical Services). The graduates work at numerous fire departments, private EMS services, and hospitals. The student has the choice of completing a certificate or a degree.

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.  Also, every EMT instructor at KC also works part-time so they can keep up with the ever-changing field.

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.

hat kind of salary can graduates expect?

Licensed paramedics can expect to make $35,000 - $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 $27,070.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The two certificates normally takes 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.

How do I get more information about this program?

Telephone (903) 753-2642 to schedule an appointment with a counselor, or contact Edward Bernaldez at the phone number or e-mail listed below.

Helpful Link: Champion EMS

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» Contact Information

Eddie Bernaldez
Program Director
Phone: (903) 236-2012

Program qualifies for the Texas Two-Step Project.
Credits will apply towards a bachelor's degree.



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