Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certificate


A unique partnership with Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare.

This Emergency Medical Technician Certificate program from Herkimer College —a partnership between Herkimer College and MVHS—provides the paramedic student the education necessary to function in an out-of-hospital setting as an emergency medical services professional. Trauma from motor vehicle collisions and the like, as well as medical emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes, all demand professional pre-hospital emergency medical attention. An Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) gives immediate and often life-saving emergency medical care to these patients while on-scene and during transport to medical facilities. Successful graduates will be eligible for New York State Certification as well as certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

The goals of this program are to:

  • Gain the knowledge required to become a competent and valuable member of the Emergency Medical Service team
  • Gain the organizational and hands-on skills required to become a competent and valuable member of the Emergency Medical Service team
  • Gain the attitude required to become a competent and valuable member of the Emergency Medical Service team

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • Comprehend, apply, and evaluate the clinical information in the patient's presentation and determine the appropriate pre-hospital diagnosis
  • Organize a plan of care consistent with national and regional standards of care
  • Identify and perform the skills required for the presenting injury or illness consistent with national and regional standards of care
  • Display the kind of professional behavior that is consistent with the expectations of employers and his or her peers

Curriculum

View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certificate


Career Opportunities

Graduates can expect good paying jobs with ambulance services, fire, police or rescue squad departments.


Cost & Financial Aid

Herkimer College offers a quality and affordable educational experience. Learn about our cost of attendance and financial aid.


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