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Requirements for EMT at Butler CC

  1. Copy of immunization records
  2. Pass the Asset or Compass Placement Exam
  3. Kansas Driver‘s license
  4. Able to pass a background check (paid for along with tuition and lab fees)
  5. The EMT course of study includes 190 hours of classroom, lecture and practice in the lab. There are additional 48 hours of required experiences that include observation time in a Hospital Emergency Room, Ambulance, Nursing Home and special classes on Fridays and Saturdays. The hospital, ambulance, and nursing home shifts, which are called clinical and field internship, are arranged for each student outside of scheduled class time.
  6. Students may not enroll after classes begin. The State Statute requires 90% attendance in EMT. This means that a student may miss no more than 4 class sessions. If a student has more than 4, they are dropped from the program.
  7. Students must achieve a 77% or higher on each Module of the course in order to continue in the program.

Key points

  1. Students must be 17 years of age to enroll in EMT
  2. Students must be 17 years of age with a high school diploma or GED to take exams to be state and nationally certified.
  3. Students must be able to schedule clinical and field internship shifts during morning, afternoon, evening and weekend shifts.
  4. Students must be able to attend special project classes on Fridays and Saturdays.
  5. Students must be able to pass a background check. There are some felonies that would prevent a student from doing required clinicals. Also will prevent you from being certified by National and State.
  6. Students (non military) attending at McConnell Air Base must pass a government security clearance.
  7. EMT certification is a pre requisite for Paramedic.
  8. Completion of EMT allows the student to take exams to become certified as a Kansas and National Registered EMT.
  9. EMT moves very quickly. The student is required to do a substantial amount of reading and studying in addition to attending all classes.
  10. EMT at Butler follows the curriculum for the Kansas Emergency Medical Service educational standards.
  11. In addition to working on an ambulance, EMT‘s work in hospitals, fire services, doctor offices, and nursing homes.
  12. EMT‘s can continue their education by becoming paramedics, registered nurses, physician assistants, and physicians.

Butler‘s Partnership with Cowley County Community College

Butler has an articulation agreement with CCCC, whereby Butler EMT graduates can apply to CCCC‘s Paramedic Program offered at Butler of Andover.