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  • Increase your knowledge of lifesaving skills and advanced emergency assessment techniques through 650 hours of classroom lecture and skills lab and up to 500 hours of clinical and field time.
  • Practice lifesaving techniques in state-of-the-art simulated emergency rooms, homes and ambulances on the human patient simulator in Gateway’s HERO Center.
  • Continue working as an EMT while attending class. Choose between two flexible schedule options that accommodate shifts typically worked by EMT professionals.
  • Begin a rewarding career in an ambulance company, fire department or emergency room. The advanced skills acquired by earning your associate degree make you a valuable asset to potential employers.
  • Continue your education by easily transferring your credits to earn your Nursing associate degree or your bachelor's in Allied Health Science at Carthage.
Program Credits
HERO Center
Financial Aid Eligible
Tuition & Fees: $11,454
Books and Supplies: $4,964
Start Dates
Salary Outlook
Career Opportunities:
Paramedic, Paramedic Supervisor, Operations Manager, Clinical Coordinator, Paramedic Instructor, Industrial Paramedic

Paramedic Technician Career Pathway

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.

There are many opportunities, both in high school and through previous college, work, and/or military experience, to earn credit for prior learning at Gateway.

Technical diplomas help students learn hands-on occupational skills in as little as one or two years for full-time students. Technical diploma opportunities in this pathway include:

EMT – Emergency Medical Technician, EMT – Advanced EMT, EMT – Paramedic

Associate degrees are typically completed in two years by full-time students and combine hands-on technical skills with general education. Associate degree opportunities in this pathway include:

Paramedic Technician

Prepare to enter your exciting new career, or choose to continue your education with another Gateway program or by transferring your credits to a four-year college or university.