Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Two Emergency Medical Technician instructors demonstrate how to secure a brace on an injured woman's neck.

EMTs and paramedics are first responders who provide urgent medical attention to those in need. If you envision yourself helping others in emergency situations, you're exploring the right career path.

EMT - Paramedic Programs

You must be certified as a New York State EMT (basic level) to enroll in our paramedic programs, which begin in January. FLCC offers EMT certification courses every Fall and Spring Semester, preparing you to enter the paramedic program the following year. If you do not have a basic EMT certification, you can complete our 6-credit EMT training course in the Fall and begin taking the core paramedic courses in the Spring.

A.A.S. EMT - Paramedic

This 63-credit degree program prepares you for a career in the emergency medical field. You’ll be qualified to meet the city, state, and federal requirements to become a certified paramedic. Communications and EMS management courses help you to move up the career ladder into administrative and leadership positions. General education courses round out the curriculum and strengthen the soft skills that employers value.

A.A.S. EMT - Paramedic

EMT - Paramedic Certificate Program

This 32-credit certificate program provides the essential training EMTs need to become certified paramedics. The certificate program focuses on the medical skills and field expertise that paramedics must have to offer the highest level of pre-hospital care to their patients. For those interested in continuing their education, a shared core curriculum makes transfer into the A.A.S. program simple. If you're already working as an EMT, the certificate program is the quickest path toward becoming a certified paramedic.

EMT - Paramedic Certificate

CAAHEP Accreditation

The Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic program at Finger Lakes Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

EMT - Paramedic Program Outcomes

In accordance with CAAHEP Standards, FLCC publishes the program outcomes annually.

For the most recent 5-year period, our outcomes are:

  • 96% success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam
  • 95% positive placement rate for graduates
  • 61% retention rate

Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as "employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military." Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

View our most recent Program Outcomes Data Sheet Adobe Acrobat, PDF for more information.

EMT-Paramedic Programs