Health & Human Services

Emergency Medical Services

Training Officer 1

(EMS 5678 - 1 credit hour)


Class Description
Upon completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the training officer, medical control, EMS educational resources, single provider continuing education programs, development of quality improvement programs, evaluation, laws governing training officers, and psychomotor education. Successful students can seek Training Officer I certification from the Kansas Board of EMS.


Enrollment Steps

1. If you have never been a Cowley College student, please go to Cowley College Admissions and complete the online application. This will enter you in our computer system.

2. After completing step 1 above, send an email to: Training Officer I Email Link requesting that you be enrolled in the course. The fee for this course is 1 credit hour, plus a $70 fee. You can find the most current tuition information at: Cowley Tuition and Costs

3. Complete the TO Application form at: TO I Application Form AND BRING THE COMPLETED, SIGNED FORM TO CLASS.

4. Complete the TO I Appointment Verification form at: TO I Appointment Verification Form AND BRING THE COMPLETED, SIGNED FORM TO CLASS.

5. There is a $65 fee to the Kansas Board of EMS, payable by check or money order, due the first class meeting date.


Location of Class
This class will be taught primarily at the Winfield center. Special arrangements can be made where the instructors teach at various organizations such as fire departments, emergency medical services or hospitals. This course may also be taught in the hybrid format.



This class is provided whenever the need arises. Flexible scheduling is also available in certain situations.


Entrance into Class
This course is open only to Kansas certified EMTs or MICTs who fully complete the application process and obtain sponsorship from their organization to complete the course.


Healthcare Education Statement image
The dominant accrediting body for healthcare organizations, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), mandated criminal record checks be performed on persons having any opportunity for patient interaction at its accredited hospitals. This includes volunteers, faculty and EMS students. A criminal record check that reveals certain crimes could result in a situation where the EMS student cannot participate in clinical rotations at a healthcare facility. As such, this student could not successfully complete the class.


At the present time, this policy will not affect students who take this class because they do not participate in clinicals at a hospital.


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