This two-year associate in applied science degree program is intended for students interested in preparing for a career at the highest level of emergency medical services care - the paramedic.
Admission requirements for the program include current New York State Emergency Medical Technician Certification (available through successful completion of EMS 110). The certification sequence begins each January. Candidates for the program are reviewed beginning each September.
The program includes a very structured New York State Paramedic Certification sequence which includes classroom, hospital clinical hours, and field internships. Upon completion of the sequence, graduates will be eligible to sit for the New York State Health Department certification examination as EMT - Paramedic. Students wishing to obtain certification may also apply for the Paramedic Certificate program.
The MCC Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Professions (www.caahep.org) and authorized by the New York State Department of Health.
Students interested in the degree should contact the EMS Program staff at 753-3710 to discuss the requirements for admission to the program.
(Housed in the PSTF-Emergency Medical Services)
|Distribution Requirements||Credit Hours|
|HUMANITIES: 6 Credit Hours|
|ENG 101 College Composition OR|
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
|SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE: 6 Credit Hours|
|PSY 101 Introductory Psychology||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVES||3|
|LIBERAL ARTS: 3 Credit Hours|
|LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE**||3|
|MATHEMATICS/NATURAL SCIENCES: 6-7 Credit Hours|
|MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher||3-4|
|BIO 133 Human Biology||3|
|PARAMEDIC CERTIFICATION REQUIRED COURSES: 42 Credit Hours|
|EMS 171 Critical Trauma Care||1|
|EMS 236 Advanced Cardiac Life Support||1|
|EMS 239 Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience I||5|
|EMS 240 Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience II||7|
|EMS 246 Advanced Pediatric Care||1|
|EMS 270 Introduction to Paramedicine||12|
|EMS 271 Medical Care in Paramedicine||8|
|EMS 272 Advanced Trauma Issues in Paramedicine||7|
|PUBLIC SAFETY COURSES: 1 Credit Hour|
|PST 130 Public Safety Incident Management||1|
|PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION: 2 Credit Hours|