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Barton Emergency Medical Services Program applications open through July 31

paramedic students work on a dummy for a drill
Paramedic students go through a training exercise on the Barton campus earlier this spring.

May 1, 2024
Story and photo by Joe Vinduska

Those wanting to help save lives and be a part of a vital industry can apply for Barton’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) programs now through July 31.

Barton Director of Emergency Medical Services Education (EMS) Program Nicholas Larmer said EMTs and AEMTs are in high demand and urges those interested to apply.

“EMS is a great medical field to get into in a short amount of time,” he said. “At Barton Community College, we train students to become competent, compassionate caregivers. We prepare them, at an entry level, for the types of emergencies they might encounter.  Our passion for EMS becomes the passion of the students. EMS not only saves lives; it changes them.”

Barton's program qualifies for the Kansas Promise Scholarship, which means students can complete it at no cost. For more information about this, visit

The EMS Program offers coursework at all levels of pre-hospital emergency care. It is designed to meet not only the required continuing education requirements but also a variety of offerings intended to keep students current in the areas of patient care, equipment, techniques, and technology. The curriculum is structured around the current National Standard curriculum and is nationally recognized.

Barton EMS Highlights:

  • Barton offers coursework at all levels of pre-hospital emergency care.
  • EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic
  • Barton focuses on rural and hard-to-reach students.
  • Barton EMS Education has the largest geographical area of any community college in Kansas, making it convenient and accessible.
  • Classes are offered at a variety of sites for training and multiple start dates for student convenience.

For more information, please contact Director of Emergency Medical Services Education Nicholas Larmer at or visit