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Paramedic

Put yourself on the front lines of emergency health care

Through Monroe Community College’s paramedic associate degree program you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to provide the highest level of emergency medical services.

You’ll learn to:

  • Perform comprehensive patient assessments
  • Deliver life­saving interventions
  • Manage patient care while providing safe transportation to medical facilities

This program also emphasizes effective communication in stressful situations, including how to talk with family, friends, and other first responders. You’ll study a well-rounded curriculum that includes humanities, communications, and all courses required for paramedic certification.

Take Your EMT Experience to the Next Level

The two-year paramedic associate degree is for students preparing for a career at the highest level of emergency medical services. This is a hands-on program for a hands-on profession. In addition to class work, you’ll log hospital and clinical hours, and participate in field internships.

You could start your career at a private ambulance company or community ambulance service, and have one of these job titles:

  • Paramedic
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Cardiovascular technologist and technician
  • Emergency management director

To be accepted into the paramedic A.A.S. program, you must have a current New York State Emergency Medical Technician Certification – available through MCC’s Emergency Medical Services certificate program. This program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Professions and authorized by the New York State Department of Health.

To find out more about the paramedic A.A.S. from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at admissions@monroecc.edu or (585) 292-2200.

PARAMEDIC

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Public Safety Training Center

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

MCC Program Code: EM01

This program's design is based on: Traditional MCC General Education

Description
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.
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Program Learning Outcomes
1) Perform a comprehensive patient assessment
2) Deliver medications according to protocols
3) Deliver life-saving interventions according to protocols
4) Manage patient care while providing safe transportation to appropriate medical facilities
5) Communicate effectively with a variety of audiences which could include: patients families/friends or other public safety and medical professionals
6) Apply knowledge acquired from the program's general education requirements in a variety of non-clinical roles such as management education etc.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Elementary Algebra with Geometry (or Math 098 at MCC). EMT Certification. Competitive admission - please contact the EMS Department at 585-753-3712 regarding current admissions criteria.

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours
EMS 171 Critical Trauma Care 1
EMS 239 Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience I 5
EMS 270 Introduction to Paramedicine12
TOTAL
18
SECOND SEMESTER: 24 Credit Hours
EMS 236 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
EMS 240 Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience II 7
EMS 246 Advanced Pediatric Care 1
EMS 271 Medical Care in Paramedicine 8
EMS 272 Advanced Trauma Issues in Paramedicine 7
TOTAL
24
THIRD SEMESTER: 12 Credit Hours
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher 3
BIO 133 Human Biology 3
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE3
TOTAL
12
FOURTH SEMESTER: 10 Credit Hours
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychological Science3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE*3
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE**1
TOTAL
10
TOTAL CREDITS64

* SPC 144 or SPC 141 are recommended.
** HED 115 or PEC 253 are recommended.
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