Emergency Medical Services
Paramedic Technician Certificate
• Must have a high school diploma or GED.
• Must take the
college placement test to determine Math and English levels if no
college level courses were previously completed.
Current EMT-basic or EMT-I certification.
One year full-time experience verified by employer.
Upon successful completion of the program the graduate
will be eligible to sit for the Massachusetts Certification examination.
Emergency medical services are among the newest, most dynamic, and most
progressive disciplines within the field of medicine. Thirty years ago, there
were no emergency medical technicians or paramedics, and pre-hospital treatment
and transportation was provided by funeral home, police, and fire personnel with
little or no training or specialized equipment. With the dramatic advances in
knowledge, education and equipment developed since that time, Americans now
expect highly trained and skilled experts in pre-hospital emergency medicine to
respond swiftly in their time of need. It is the goal of the emergency medical
services program to provide our community with a corps of highly educated,
trained, motivated and professional EMS personnel to help fulfill that
Students accepted to this program take the core paramedic courses
and receive the paramedic certificate. Successful completion
prepares the student to sit for the Massachusetts certification examination.
Certified paramedics will be prepared to move on and earn an associate's degree
by completing the general education component of the paramedic degree program.
The paramedic core has
been accredited by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services. Upon successful completion of the clinical/field placement components of
this program, the student will be prepared to take the certification examination
for paramedics by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
To qualify for admission to the program, candidates must have a high school
diploma or GED. Prospective students must take the college placement test to
determine math and English levels if no college level courses were previously
Additionally, students must have a current EMT-basic certification and one
year of full-time experience verified by an employer..
A Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offenders Record
Information (SORI) check is required of all students accepted into the program.
Students should be aware that a court record might prevent them from
clinical/field rotation or certification examination for paramedics by the
Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Introduction to the Human Body
Introduction to Advanced Pre-Hospital Care
Pharmacology for Advanced Pre-Hospital Care
Patient Assessment & Human Systems
Patient Assessment/Pharmacology: Laboratory
Life Span and Healthcare Issues for Pre-Hospital Care
Advanced Pre-Hospital Care
Cardiology and Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Neonatal and Pediatric Emergencies
Topics In Advanced Life Support
Clinical Placement for the Paramedic
Field Placement for the Paramedic