This program fulfills the requirements set by state and national agencies for
credentialing of the entry level paramedic. Students will become proficient in the
art and science of out-of-hospital medicine with medical direction. The program stresses
mastery of basic and advanced-life-support skills, which will be accomplished in college
laboratories, affiliated hospitals and advanced-life-support ambulances. Competency
in theoretical knowledge and developing the student's professional attitude consistent
with the expectations of the public and the profession are also stressed.
High school applicants must have completed the high school mathematics sequence
through Algebra2/Trig or equivalent and at least an 80 average in each of the following
courses: Algebra2/Trig, Regents Biology and Regents Chemistry. Students must complete
BIO130: Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO132: Anatomy and Physiology II with a grade of C or better to enroll in the Paramedic
(PAR) level courses. NYS EMT-Basic or higher certification is required for admission.
The student's certification must remain valid for the duration of the program.
For students who do not hold EMT credentials, New York State EMT-Basic is offered
every semester at SCCC in course HSC126: Emergency Medical Care I. There is no prerequisite.
At their own cost, incoming students must meet and maintain the health requirements
of the Paramedic Program which include proof of immunizations, titers, PPD, and an
annual physical examination. It is recommended that applicants have at least one year
of documented field experience at the EMT Basic level prior to application.
The Paramedic Program is highly competitive. Applications are processed on a
rolling basis fall and spring. Meeting minimum requirements for admission does not
guarantee acceptance into the program. The College reserves the right to make final
decisions based upon the applicant pool each year.