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Emergency Medical Services Education

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Upcoming Events and Deadlines

 

Great Bend Campus on Summer Hours - Offices Closed on Fridays
June 1 Topeka Paramedic Applications Opens
July 4 - Independance Day - Campus Closed

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Upcoming Paramedic Programs

Topeka/Great Bend-2025
Applications open from Jun 1 through August 1, 2024
Interviews: October 2024
January 2025 - May 2026
Thursdays 0800-1700

Great Bend/Grandview Plaza-2025
Applications open from March 1 through May 1, 2025
Interviews: June 2025
August 2025 - December 2026
Tuesdays 0800-1700 

About EMS Education

The Emergency Medical Services Program offers coursework at all levels of pre-hospital emergency care. The program is designed to provide the necessary training to prepare you for the National Registry Exam for all levels of certification in the State of Kansas.

The program is also designed to meet not only the required continuing education requirements but also a variety of offerings intended to keep you current in the areas of patient care, equipment, techniques, and technology. The program is structured around the current National Standard curriculum and is nationally recognized.

Why Barton EMS

  • Barton offers coursework at all levels of prehospital emergency care
    • EMR, EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic
  • Barton also offers all levels of education classes
    • Instructor/Coordinator certification
  • Barton focuses on rural and hard-to-reach students
  • Barton EMS Education has the largest geographical area of any community college in Kansas; making education convenient and accessible
    • Classes are offered at a variety of sites for training and multiple start dates for student convenience

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

The Emergency Medical Technician represents the first component of the Emergency Medical Services system.
An EMT is trained to care for patients at the scene of an accident or illness and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital. The EMT has the emergency skills to assess a patient’s condition and manage medical and trauma emergencies. Fire personnel and other emergency teams may also be trained to this level. A national registry examination is required for certification. Students must be 17 years old to test for certification and have no felonies on record.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

The Advanced EMT has more advanced training in IV therapy, subcutaneous injections, and administration of pre-approved medications. An AEMT’s primary function in the rural area is to enhance the level of care. The AEMT may also augment paramedics in larger advanced life-support ambulance services. Students must be a Certified Kansas Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Students must be 17 years old to test for certification and have no felonies on record.

Paramedic  

Associate of Applied Science Degree The paramedic program consists of four semesters, as well as clinical rotations at approved hospitals and field internships with advanced life support ambulance services. Students will learn emergency procedures such as cardiac monitoring and defibrillation, IV therapy, medication administration, and advanced airway procedures. Successful completion of the program and subsequent certification exams will enable graduates to work as skilled paramedics; able to provide sophisticated advanced prehospital life support. Entry into the paramedic degree program is an application process and students must be certified as a Kansas EMT before admission into the program. Students must have no felonies on record. To be certified the paramedic student must successfully pass the National Registry exam. The paramedic program is accredited through CAAHEP and approved by the Kansas Board of EMS.

Kansas Promise Act Scholarship Opportunity

Select Barton Community College career and technical education programs will be available at no cost to eligible students beginning in the fall of 2021, thanks to a new scholarship program designed to increase Kansans’ access to community colleges and technical schools.  To check eligibility and apply for a Kansas Promise Act Scholarship, click here .

Degree Maps
Degree Maps

Emergency Medical Services Certificates
Instructor/Coordinator (IC) - 9 hours 

Emergency Medical Technician - 12 hours

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - 10 hours 

Emergency Medical Responder - 7 hours

Certificate
Emergency Medical Services Paramedic - 52 hours

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic - 68 hours - degree guide

View the full list of Curriculum Guides (applicable for students admitted prior to Fall 2024) and Degree Maps (applicable for students admitted Fall 2024 and after).

College to University 
Barton has agreements with four year colleges that specifically direct your studies in certain programs for seamless transition from Barton to the transfer school.  If you plan to attend Barton and then transfer to a four-year school, please consult with your advisor regarding classes to take at Barton to help you in a smooth transition to your four-year transfer school. Students should also contact the college/university to where they are transferring concerning degree requirements within the appropriate department or college.

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) - 7 credit hrs
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) - 7 credit hrs

We will offer the EMR class at the Grandview Plaza campus this fall. Enrollment is open now. See our EMR Fall 2024 Flyer for details. 

EMR Enrollment

Fall 2024 enrollment is now open.  Please read the EMR Enrollment Step-By-Step Guide below and follow the instructions.

For questions, please contact Nicholas Larmer at larmern@bartonccc.edu or (620) 792-9347.

 

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - 12 credit hrs
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - 12 credit hrs

We offer EMT classes each spring and fall semester at our Barton County, Grandview Plaza, and Fort Riley campuses. No prerequisites are required. Students must be 17 years or older to test for certification and have no felonies on record.
Enrollment will open for the Fall 2024 class on April 10th. See the flyers below for details on dates, times, costs, etc.

High School Students

Are you a high school student interested in taking this course?

The Kansas Senate passed Excel in CTE Initiative (SB155) in May 2012. This bill authorizes the state of Kansas to pay tuition charges for high school students taking specific tiered Career Technical Courses. Therefore, courses designated as Excel in CTE Initiative (SB155) will be available to high school students tuition-free (A savings of $1,812.00!). The student will be responsible for the practical testing fee ($100) along with application and testing fees ($50). Students are also responsible for all applicable textbook costs (currently $0).

EMT Enrollment

Fall 2024 enrollment will open April 10th.  Please read the EMT Enrollment Step-By-Step Guide below and follow the instructions.

Barton County Campus Enrollment 

Grandview Plaza Campus Enrollment 

Fort Riley Campus Enrollment

 

For more information contact Nicholas Larmer at larmern@bartonccc.edu or (620) 792-9347.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) - 10 credit hrs
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) - 10 credit hrs

We offer AEMT classes in the fall semester at both our Great Bend & Grandview Plaza campuses. Student must be a certified Kansas Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), with no additional prerequisites required. Students must be 17 years or older to test for certification and have no felonies on record. Enrollment for Fall 2024 AEMT class will open April 10th. Our Fall 2024 AEMT flyer has details on dates, times, costs, etc. See AEMT Enrollment below for more information

AEMT Enrollment

Fall 2024 enrollment will open April 10th. Please read the AEMT Enrollment Step-ByStep Guide below and follow the instructions.
 

For questions, please contact Nicholas Larmer at larmern@bartonccc.edu or (620) 792-9347.  

Paramedic Program - Associate of Applied Science Degree - 68 credit hrs
Paramedic Program - Associate of Applied Science Degree - 68 credit hrs

The student must be a certified Kansas Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). Must complete all general education requirements prior to the first day of the program. Students must be 17 years or older to test for certification and have no felonies on record. Must complete and pass the Paramedic entrance application and interview process.

Applications for the Topeka - AMR Paramedic Program will OPEN June 1st. Read through the Paramedic Application Requirements.  If you qualify, follow the steps in the Paramedic Pre-Application Step-by-Step Guide below.

For questions, please contact Nicholas Larmer at larmern@bartonccc.edu or (620) 792-9347.  

Upcoming Paramedic Programs

Topeka AMR-2025
Applications open from Jun 1 through August 1, 2024
Interviews: October 2024
January 2025 - May 2026
Thursdays 0800-1700

Great Bend/Grandview Plaza-2025
Applications open from March 1 through May 1, 2025
Interviews: June 2025
August 2025 - December 2026
Tuesdays 0800-1700

Advanced Placement

We do not offer advanced placement at Barton.

Transfer Students

We do not accept transfers from other paramedic programs to Barton’s program.

Experiential Learning

We do not accept experiential learning as part of Barton’s paramedic program.

For questions, please contact Nicholas Larmer at larmern@bartonccc.edu or (620) 792-9347.

Paramedic Accreditation Information
Paramedic Accreditation Information

Paramedic Program Outcomes Report

  2023 2022 2021 2020
1st Time Pass Rate 73% 73% 63% 81%
Overall Pass Rate 86% 91% 75% 91%
Retention 91.7% 91.7% 100% 96%
Job Placement 90.9% 91% 67% 91%

 

"The Barton Community College paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(www.caahep.org) 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
           9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
           Seminole, FL 33775
           Phone: (727) 210-2350
           Fax: (727) 210-2354
           www.caahep.org 
           mail@caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
           8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
           Rowlett, TX 75088
           214-703-8445
           FAX 214-703-8992
           www.coaemsp.org"

Outreach & Transfer
Barton EMS Student/Faculty Apparel
Barton EMS Student/Faculty Apparel

Please follow this link to order your required EMS apparel.  Make note of the deadlines posted in the Pre-Class Instructions.  The deadline to order will also be at the top of the online store.

Click here to order your required uniform items.