Sep 30, 2020  
Spring 2014 Course Catalog 
Spring 2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedic A.A.S.

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Division: Natural and Health Science
Academic Dept: Pre Hospital Emergency Medical Service
HEGIS: 5299
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Robert Gurliacci
Tel: 914-606-6796

The Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedic program prepares students for careers as paramedics, the most advanced pre-hospital EMS provider. Paramedic students have the opportunity to earn many ancillary certifications, such as Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). In addition, students may become certified as Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedics (NREMT-P).

The curriculum provides a strong educational background in the area of anatomy and physiology and emergency pre-hospital care. These disciplines are combined with English, humanities, social science, and other liberal arts courses that help the graduate to work effectively in the field with a variety of people, including patients, physicians, and nursing personnel, as well as other allied professionals.

Graduates of the Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic curriculum receive the Associate in Applied Science degree, and become eligible for NYS Department of Health, Bureau of EMS certification as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedic.


Core Requirements - Credit Hours: 28

Core Requirement Note(s)

*Required to fulfill degree requirements

Program Note(s):

Required Screening
Students admitted into this program must complete, at their own expense, a successful criminal background check and drug screening prior to beginning clinical courses. Please consult the curriculum chair of your program for additional details regarding the timetable and procedure for completing these requirements.

Minimum Total Credits: 64

Advisement Guide: The Advisement Guide provides important information to students about how best to complete this degree, including a semester-by-semester breakdown of how best to complete the required classes. Click here for the Advisement Guide’s 4-Semester Plan .

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