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Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Spring 2022 Enrollment Opens: October 27
Last Day to Drop with a "W": November 17
Thanksgiving: No Classes November 22 - 26
Fall Finals: December 6 - 9
Christmas Break: (Campus Closed) December 20 - January 2)
Campus Open January 3, 2022
Paramedic Program Apps Open: March 1 
Paramedic Program Apps Close: May 1

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Upcoming Specialty Classes

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Upcoming Paramedic Programs

Great Bend/Grandview Plaza
Applications Open: March 1, 2022
Application Deadline: May 1, 2022
Interviews: June - July 2022
August 2022 - December 2023
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 course work 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. Student 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). Student 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 ambulances 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 prior to admission into the program. Student 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 .

Curriculum Guides
Curriculum Guides

Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the 2018-2020 Curriculum Guides. Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the 2020-2022 Curriculum Guides.

Emergency Medical Services Certificates
2018-2020 Instructor/Coordinator (IC) - 9 hours 
2020-2022 Instructor/Coordinator (IC) - 9 hours 

2018-2020 Emergency Medical Technician - 12 hours
2020-2022 Emergency Medical Technician - 12 hours

2018-2020 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - 10 hours 
2020-2022 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - 10 hours 

2018-2020 Emergency Medical Responder - 7 hours
2020-2022 Emergency Medical Responder - 7 hours

Certificate
2018-2020 Emergency Medical Services Paramedic - 52 hours
2020-2022 Emergency Medical Services Paramedic - 52 hours

Associate of Applied Science Degree
2018-2020 Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic - 68 hours - degree guide
2018-2020 Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic - (68 hours - semester guide) 
2020-2022 Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic - 68 hours - degree guide

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

We offer EMT classes each spring and fall semester at both our Great Bend & Grandview Plaza campus. No pre-requisites are required. Student must be 17 years or older to test for certification and have no felonies on record. Enrollment opens up October 27th for Spring 2022 classes. See our Spring 2022 EMT flyer for details on dates, times, cost, etc. See EMT Enrollment below for more information.

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 $1616!). Barton will also cover the students workshop fee ($100), practical testing fee ($100) and there is now no book charge. Students are responsible for all applicable textbook fees ($0), along with application and testing fees ($130).

EMT Enrollment

Enrollment for our Fall 2021 EMT courses is now closed.

If you are interested in enrolling into our Spring 2022 EMT courses, see our Spring 2022 EMT flyer listed above, for details on dates, time, cost, etc. Spring 2022 enrollment opens up October 27th. Mark your calendars and check back at our webpage to complete enrollment by following the EMT Enrollment Step-by-Step Guide (see below) on or after October 27th. 

For more information contact Karyl White at whitek@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 campus. Student must be a certified Kansas Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), with no additional pre-requisites required. Student must be 17 years or older to test for certification and have no felonies on record. Enrollment for fall classes will open up on April 6th. See our Fall 2022 AEMT flyer for more details on dates, times, cost, etc. See AEMT Enrollment below for more information

AEMT Enrollment

If you are interested in enrolling into our Fall 2022 AEMT courses, see our Fall 2022 AEMT flyer listed above, for details on dates, time, cost, etc. Fall enrollment opens up April 6th. Mark your calendars and check back at our webpage to complete enrollment by following the AEMT Enrollment Step-by-Step Guide (see below) on or after April 6th. 

For questions, please contact Karyl White at whitek@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

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. Student must be 17 years or older to test for certification and have no felonies on record. Must complete and pass Paramedic entrance application and interview process.

See below for upcoming program dates. If you meet the above requirements and intend to apply for our upcoming paramedic class, follow the Paramedic Pre-Application Step-By-Step-Guide to continue:

For questions, please contact Karyl White at whitek@bartonccc.edu or (620) 792-9347.  

Upcoming Paramedic Programs

Topeka AMR -
Applications Closed
Interviews: Oct 2021 
January 2022 - May 2023
Thursdays 0800-1700

Great Bend/Grandview Plaza -
Applications Open: March 1, 2022
Application Deadline: May 1, 2022
Interviews: June 2022
August 2022 - December 2023
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 Karyl White at whitek@bartonccc.edu or (620) 792-9347.

Paramedic Accreditation Information
Paramedic Accreditation Information

Paramedic Program Outcomes Report

  2020 2019 2018
1st Time Pass Rate 86% 70% 71%
Overall Pass Rate 91% 80% 76%
Retention 96% 100% 100%
Job Placement 100% 100% 100%

 

"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"

EMS Instructor Coordinator (IC) - 9 credit hrs
EMS Instructor Coordinator (IC) - 9 credit hrs

 

Barton offers an IC course each fall semester with an application and interview process. Must be certified Kansas Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or higher. See below links for details on dates, times, cost, etc. on our upcoming class. If you plan to apply for our upcoming IC class, please complete the IC Applicant Info & Intent Form below. Applications open March 1st and close June 25th.

For questions, please contact Karyl White at whitek@bartonccc.edu or (620) 792-9347.  

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

If you are a Barton EMS student or faculty member that would like to purchase EMS apparel, please visit our online store, D's Duds, to place your order.