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Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate

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

This unique Certificate program, a partnership between Herkimer College and Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, 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. 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; and
  • display the kind of professional behavior that is consistent with the expectations of employers and his or her peers.

Course Catalog

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

Job Opportunities

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

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Prior Felony Disclaimer

Enrollment of Individuals with Prior Criminal History

Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of this program. For more information, read the Policy Regarding Enrollment of Individuals with Prior Felony Conviction.

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