Program Start: Fall Term
Rolling admission until full
For more information, contact:
Professor and Program Director
Few jobs require life-saving abilities, but for paramedics, it’s all part of a rewarding day’s work. As leader of the pre-hospital team, the highly skilled paramedic directs the care delivered by basic emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and first responders, acting quickly to provide emergency care and transport patients to medical facilities. Students receive extensive training in the use of procedures, medications and equipment to manage medical emergencies and traumatic injuries. Pre-program requirements include current certification as an EMT.
The certificate program prepares students for entry-level employment as paramedics in an emergency medical service or other medical setting. Both the certificate and degree programs prepare individuals for entry-level employment as advanced life support providers. The degree program also prepares individuals for advancement into supervisory roles or further education.
Graduates are eligible to take the credential examination of the National Registry of EMTs to become a nationally registered paramedic. The credential is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Health for certification as a paramedic.