Paramedics are the highest trained class of Emergency Medical Technicians working in America. They are in-charge at the scene of an emergency and, when necessary, perform critical life-saving procedures both on location and during transport of patients to an Emergency Department. Paramedics perform life-saving procedures such as intubation, surgical airways, cardiac monitoring and treatment of life-threatening rhythms with both medications and electricity.
Students will apply to the paramedic program through Kenai Peninsula College and will receive instruction online. Students can complete skill labs at either Kenai Peninsula College or at Mat-Su College. All paramedic students have the opportunity to train in a state of the art facility with ambulance bay and simulation technology.
The paramedic program offers an Associate of Applied Science in Paramedical Technology through University of Alaska Anchorage. The successful student can apply to become a Nationally Registered Paramedic with the ability to function as a team member on an advanced life support ambulance.
2021 Paramedic Program Statistics(based on the latest CoAEMSP Annual Report)
|The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam.||
83.3% (10 out of 12)
|The most recent positive placement rate for graduates. 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||83.3% (10 out of 12)|
|The most recent retention rate.||80% (12 out of 15)|
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.
Paramedic Advisory Board
Ex-officio (non-voting) Members
Cheryl Siemers, College Director, KPC
Charles Mickelson, Paramedic Program Medical DirectorPaul Perry, Paramedic Program DirectorTiffani Perry, Clinical Coordinator,Stephen Robertson, Paramedic Skills Instructor, MSCAshley Pass, Paramedic Skills Instructor, KPC
Diane Bagley, Civilian Seat, Chair
David Wartinbee, PHD, JD, Honorary Seat, Vice Chair
Trent Burnett, Fire Chief, Nikiski Fire Department
Tony Prior, Fire Chief, Kenai Fire Department
Roy Browning, Fire Chief, MICP, Central Emergency Services
Shayne Pond, RN, Manager, Emergency Department, Central Peninsula Hospital
Terry Kadel, State of Alaska OEMS Lezelda Fiebig, Rural EMS
Open, AAS, NRP, Paramedic Graduate
Carol Monk, Current Paramedic Student
The Associate of Applied Science Paramedic program exceeds Alaska and National standards.
We are regionally accredited by: the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program.
The 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 Professions (CoAEMSP).