Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedic - A.A.S.
Save lives with a degree in Emergency Medical Technology.
The AAS in Emergency Medical Technology prepares students to administer the highest level of pre-hospital care to patients in emergency situations. Graduates are prepared for careers as emergency medical technicians and become eligible for certification as an EMT-Paramedic in New York State.
The program is a collaborative effort between SUNY Broome, Lourdes Hospital. Lourdes Hospital is the NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Services Training Sponsor.
The program follows the national standard curriculum determined by the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, and requires a minimum of 600 classroom hours, 560 hospital clinical hours and 440 hours of ambulance ride time. Students are eligible to take the New York State Paramedic practical and written exams upon successful completion of all PMD courses (9) and Human Biology.
Program Registration Note
- All new students must contact and meet with Kerry Weber, Chairperson of CJES or Dave Tinklepaugh, Program Director.
- Continuing students need to meet with Dave Tinklepaugh, Program Director prior to course registration.
- Effective October 2017: all students will need to obtain a Pin from the Chair of CJES or the Program Director to register for their courses.
- Student can only start paramedic (PMD) courses in the Fall semesters.
- All students planning to start paramedic (PMD) designated courses MUST hold a valid New York State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification and have done so for a minimum of 3 months. NYS EMT certification can be completed through SUNY Broome via EMT110 which is offered fall, spring and summer semesters.
- Program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.
- Recommended math preparation: at least 1 year of high school math to include Integrated Algebra or equivalent.
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