Chattanooga State EMS Programs Accepting Applications

September 21, 2020 | Betty A. Proctor | Internal Press Release


In times of high unemployment, it is more important than ever to train for careers that are in high-demand. A career in the EMS field fits this category. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the EMS field has an expected growth rate of 6% over the next 10 years, faster than the average for all occupations.

Chattanooga State Community College offers four program levels to students interested in the exciting field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), including an associate degree program in Paramedic and three technical certificate programs in Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician.

Chattanooga State Emergency Medical Services programs are accepting applications for 2021 enrollment now.

  • Paramedic Technical Certificate Hybrid Program (Main campus, begins spring 2021) – apply by November 30, 2020
  • EMT Technical Certificate, Cohort Class (Kimball Site, begins spring 2021) – apply by November 30, 2020
  • EMT and AEMT Technical Certificate, Cohort Class (Main campus, begins spring 2021) – apply by January 15, 2021

The hybrid Paramedic Technical Certificate program is primarily an online program allowing you to learn on your own schedule and includes one day per week on campus in the laboratory setting for psychomotor learning (skills) & testing. This program involves three semesters of fundamentals, laboratory, and clinical learning (spring, summer, and fall), with graduation scheduled for December 2021.

In an effort to expand nursing and allied health programs to the Grundy and Marion county service area, the Kimball Site welcomes the EMT Technical Certificate Program scheduled to begin spring 2021. This EMT cohort program will meet from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. (central time) on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings.

For more information about Chattanooga State EMS programs, visit