Emergency Medical Services Education

Emt training in action

Make a critical difference

Butler’s training program for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) emphasizes real-world clinical experience in a variety of emergency settings. Butler's 12-credit-hour Emergency Medical Technician course (1 semester) prepares you for certification as an EMT first responder. You’ll learn what it’s like to work with Butler County Sheriff Detectives, and train for rescue operations with Butler County Rescue Squad. You’ll get firsthand exposure to EMS operations in the field with Butler County EMS and Sedgwick County EMS and in area emergency rooms. We’ll teach you critical skills such as wound management, how to immobilize a fractured limb or neck and the use of emergency equipment like defibrillators and airway devices.

Once you're an EMT, you can always come back and boost your level of training with our 20-credit-hour (two semesters/10 credit hours each) Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certification which usually boosts your pay too.

More about our EMT program.

Estimated tuition for Emergency Medical Services Education = $2,000**

**This includes credit hours, estimated fees, and estimated books. Housing and meal plans not included. Fees may vary depending on specific degree path.

Classes You Take

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The graph below illustrates local salaries based on a career path related to this degree. Each career path varies as does the necessary training required.* For further information, connect with your program’s lead instructor.

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

$14.02 hourly wage
239 annual job openings

3020 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are currently employed in Kansas.

*Salaries will vary based on degree level obtained and years of experience. The accuracy of EMSI data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed by Butler Community College and is subject to change.