COVINGTON, KY (Jan. 19, 2012) -- Gateway Community and Technical will launch a Paramedic Technology certificate program in the fall of 2012 and is currently accepting applications. Students may enroll in preparatory classes in terms that begin Jan. 30 and March 15.
“This new program is a direct result of our receipt last year of the Health Profession Opportunity Grant,” said Dr. Ross Santell, Gateway associate provost for nursing and allied health. “That grant is designed to provide tuition assistance and other benefits to low-income students interested in healthcare careers to enable them to quickly improve their job skills. The paramedic technology program is one of several new allied health programs we will add to help these individuals find a job or get a better one.”
Paramedics may work for ambulance services, mobile advanced life support units, industrial on-site units, and fire departments or other emergency responders.