The Paramedic is a health care professional that cares for those injured or suddenly taken ill in the pre-hospital setting. The Paramedic Program is an eighteen month program that includes classroom, in hospital clinical rotations and field internships. The program prepares the student to practice in the field and to be eligible for the National Registry of EMT’s Paramedic certification exam.

Download Program Requirements

The Paramedic program duration is 18 months. The program awards 29 college credits. It is a selective admissions program. The potential candidate for the program must make application to the college.

The Paramedic Certificate program is a selective admissions program. Please contact admissions for information on prerequisites, specific deadlines, and other criteria or visit

The Paramedic provides:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Advanced Airway Management
  • Vascular Access
  • EKG Interpretation and Treatment
  • Emergency Pharmacology
  • Management of Medical Emergencies
  • Management of Trauma Emergencies

Career Opportunities
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of jobs in 2012 were 239,100. The job is projected to grow for 2012-2022 by 23% (faster than average 11%). Projected Employment Change 2012-2022 is 55,300 new Paramedics.

Nationwide Employment Opportunities
National Registry certification allows for reciprocity in most of the United States.

Salary Outlook
According to the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), the national average salary is $41,085 per year (2014).

Job Opportunities
Municipalities, Fire Departments, private ambulance companies, hospitals, clinics.

Related Job Titles
EMT-Paramedic, Paramedic

View Gainful Employment Disclosure

Paramedic image

Information Sessions

To view the scheduled dates for Information Sessions, and to register for one online, click here.

Candidates for the Paramedic program must:

  • Have achieved their EMT certification prior to application and must maintain EMT certification throughout the program
  • Submit all required health records/immunizations prior to the start of the program
  • Attend an information session
  • Grant permission for a CORI/SORI check
  • Submit three letters of reference

Students must have completed English Comp I and Contemporary Math or their equivalent having earned a transferable grade prior to making application to the Paramedic program.

Paramedic I and II have the appropriate co-requisite of Clinical I and II. Students are responsible for contacting the clinical site to establish a mutually agreeable schedule to complete the clinical rotation.

It is the responsibility of the student to establish a mutually agreeable schedule to complete the Field Internship from the approved vendors.