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 or (585) 292-2200.


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: New MCC General Education

The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. The program is broken down into four quarters intended to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. The courses will cover anatomy/physiology, advanced airway management, and pharmacology/medication administration.

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
High School diploma, EMT Certification (1 year minimum). Competitive admission - please contact the EMS Department at 585-753-3712 regarding current admissions criteria.

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 12 Credit Hours
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics OR MTH 160 Statistics I OR MTH 165 College Algebra OR HIGHER* 3
BIO 133 Human Biology 3
ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SECOND SEMESTER: 13 Credit Hours
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychological Science 3
BIO 134 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
CHE 100 Preparatory Chemistry OR CHE 124 General, Organic, and Biochemistry 4
THIRD SEMESTER: 21.5 Credit Hours
EMS 201 Introduction to Paramedicine 9
EMS 251 Paramedic Clinical and /field Experience I 1
EMS 202 Medical Care in Paramedicine8.5
EMS 252 Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience II3
FOURTH SEMESTER: 22 Credit Hours
EMS 203 Advanced Trauma Issues in Paramedicine8
EMS 253 Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience III4
EMS 204 Operational Delivery of Paramedic Care6
EMS 254 Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience IV4
* Selected MTH course must satisfy MCC-QL.

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