Emergency Medical Services Technology / Paramedic

Emergency medical services (EMS) involves more than just a ride to the hospital in an ambulance or helicopter. It involves serious coordination between multiple people and agencies to respond to emergencies, sometimes involving life-or-death situations. 

At Garden City Community College, our EMS program is designed around a flipped classroom. That means core content is delivered and completed on your own time, and the classroom is a "work-place" atmosphere where you perfect your skills, work on treatment modalities, and experience calls in your response area. During each class, a student is chosen to serve as a shift supervisor with responsibilities for his or her crew's completion of station duties, reports, and documentation of skill/in-service training. Hands-on training coupled with an up-to-date curriculum means our students are ready and prepared for their next call.

Emergency Medical Technology

Students in the paramedic program at GCCC can work towards either an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) or Associate in Science (AS), and graduates are eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs certification exam for national and state certification. 

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are available for students in each of the Department of Public Safety programs at GCCC, including the Parademic or EMT programs. Students in technical programs are also eligible for grant and aid technical scholarships. You can visit the Financial Aid page or the Endowment Association website for more information about which scholarships you are eligible for. 

The Department of Public Safety also hosts annual scholarship fundraiser events to help students with tuition expenses. The "Shoot for Scholarships" and "Ride for the Future" events are often well attended.  Each year these events prove to be successful efforts by DPS to support students financially. 


Garden City Community College

Current Status of the Emergency Medical Technician - 

Paramedic Program CoA program 600150

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Number of Graduates 5 5 2 6
Retention Rate 56% 56% 40% 86%
Positive Job Placement 100% 80% 100% 100%
NREMT Written Pass Rate 80% 80% 100% 83%
NREMT Practical Pass Rate 100% 100% 100% 100%

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR)
Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on
Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State
Cognitive exam was 100%. This is based off of 3 attempts.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%.

Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as 'Employed full or part-time in a related
field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military'. Positive
placement is measured at completion of the program.

The most recent retention rate was 40%


Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

Committee on Accreditation  of Educational Programs for the
Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088

Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS)

Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson St   Suite 1031
Topeka, KS   66612-1228

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