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Western Kentucky University


EMT-P Associate Degree

Earn your associate degree while obtaining your EMT Paramedic certification!

  • Two-year program designed to prepare EMT-Paramedics for advanced transportation and hospital care.
  • Complete all required course work to be eligible for Kentucky State Paramedic Certification and Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic Certification.
  • Earn an associate degree, which will make you more qualified for opportunities and advancement such as bachelor’s-level programs or jobs as instructors, dispatchers, or physician assistants.
  • Associate degree program makes you eligible for federal financial aid.

A sample course plan is below:

First Semester Second Semester Third Semester Fourth Semester Fifth Semester
AH 101
Paramedicine I
9 hours
AH 103
Paramedicine II
9 hours
AH 105
Paramedicine III
5 hours
AH 109
Paramedicine V
9 hours
AH 111^
Paramedicine VI Lab
2 hours
AH 102^
Paramedicine I Lab
1 hour
AH 104^
Paramedicine II Lab
1 hour
AH 106^
Paramedicine III Lab
1 hour
AH 110^
Paramedicine V Lab
1 hour
BIO 131
Anatomy & Physiology
3 hours
ENG 100
Intro to College Writing
3 hours
PSY 100
Intro to Psychology
3 hours
AH 107
Paramedicine IV
1 hour
SCOM 145
or SCOM 161
Fund. of Public
Speaking or
Business & Professional
3 hours
HED 247
Contemporary Healthcare
3 hours
  SOCL 100
Intro to Sociology
3 hours
AH 108
Paramedicine IV Lab
1 hour
  MA 109 or MA 116
General Math or
College Algebra
3 hours
        **Category B Elective
such as Art, Music or
Theater Appreciation
3 hours
TOTAL 13 hrs TOTAL 16 hrs TOTAL 8 hrs TOTAL 13 hrs TOTAL 14 hrs

**All options for Category B Electives are listed on page 2 of the General Education RequirementsPDF document

*Up to 9 credit hours from another university may be transferred with approval of your advisor.

^Please see below for lab course fees.

View course details and descriptionsPDF document


For more information about applying to the program,
contact Lee Brown (
or (270) 745-5865.



Lab Course Fees



AH 102


AH 104


AH 106


AH 108


AH 110


AH 111


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 Last Modified 9/24/14