Take the first step toward a career as a medical first responder with MCC’s Paramedic Certificate program

Our Paramedic Certificate program prepares you for a career where you are part of a life-saving team. Upon completion, it also prepares you for your next key step: admission to the New York State Health Department examinations for certification as a paramedic. Once you become state certified you’ll be eligible for entry level positions in the field or to apply for admission in MCC’s highly regarded Paramedic associate degree program and more career advancement opportunities.

Depending on your qualifications, your career title could be:

  • Paramedic Trainee
  • Paramedic/EMT
  • Paramedic-First Responder
  • Security Guard-EMT

Prepare for certification with the training you need

Our Paramedic Certificate course sequence provides classroom, hands-on skill development, hospital clinical experience and field internship experiences. This program includes only the courses and training required for admission into the New York state Department of Health Paramedic certification exams. MCC’s Paramedic Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (

Our graduates work for employers such as:

  • AMR (American Medical Response)
  • Monroe Ambulance
  • Gates Ambulance
  • CHS Mobile Integrated Healthcare
  • Mercy Flight Central

Get in touch with Monroe Community College’s admissions office to learn more about the opportunities you can create with a Paramedic Certificate. Contact us at (585) 292-2200 or


Certificate Program

Department:Public Safety Training Center

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

MCC Program Code: EM05

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 Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER - 21.5 Credit Hours
EMS 201 Introduction to Paramedicine9
EMS 251 Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience I1
EMS 202 Medical Care in Paramedicine8.5
EMS 252 Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience II3
SECOND 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

* Offered at the Public Safety Training Center.

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