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EMS Paramedic

EMS Paramedic

Program Information

   Life-and-death situations are just part of the job for EMS/Paramedics. In an emergency, paramedics are dispatched by a 911 operator to the scene, where they assess the patient's condition, provide emergency care, and transport the patient to a health care facility. At the hospital, they help transfer the patient to the emergency department, report their observations and interventions to staff, and maintain required documentation. Paramedics also administer medications orally and intravenously, interpret electrocardiograms, and perform endotracheal intubations.

   Employment for EMS/Paramedics is expected to grow through 2018, and paramedics with advanced education and certifications will be in demand as clients and patients require higher levels of care, expertise, and professionalism. At MVCC, you can earn your EMS/Paramedic Associate in Applied Science Degree, which provides the education and hands-on training you need to serve in a variety of settings as EMS/Paramedics, supervisors, operations managers, educators, consultants, and directors of emergency service.

Additional Information


  • MVCC's EMS/Paramedic Associate in Applied Science Degree program is a partnership between MVCC, Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare EMS Center, and SUNYIT.
  • The program is for individuals who are certified Emergency Medical Technicians, providing the education and hands-on training necessary to function in and out of the hospital setting as an Emergency Paramedic.
  • Click here for a course list.
  • The paramedic course of study consists of a minimum of 722 hours of academic and clinical instruction provided by the Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare EMS Center. MVCC equates this instruction and certification to 36 hours of transfer credit. The student is required to take an additional 37 hours of coursework at MVCC leading to the AAS degree.
  • This program supplements the basic EMT certificate by providing an opportunity for students to pursue their AAS degree and continue their studies at SUNYIT for a bachelor's degree in the Health Services Management curriculum.
  • The program is ideal for firefighters, ambulance attendants, and law enforcement personnel.
  • The basic EMT course leading to certification can be obtained at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare EMS Center.
  • Certificate in Basic EMT
  • High school chemistry with lab
  • High school math Course A or its equivalent