Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic


The Outlook

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is expected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

As an EMT-paramedic, you will provide a vital service to the community, giving immediate care in emergency situations and transporting the sick or injured to medical facilities. As our population ages and individuals face increased medical concerns, the need for well-rounded knowledgeable paramedics will continue to grow. In Ontario County, where some of the largest employers are hospitals, healthcare and social services is considered one of the most large-scale job categories.

The Program

FLCC's emergency medical technician-paramedic certificate program is designed to provide you with advanced training opportunities and career growth. When entering the program, you must already be certified at the basic level as a New York State emergency medical technician. Students may also choose to progress to FLCC's A.A.S. emergency medical technician-paramedic program.

The 16-month program delivers instruction through:

  • Lecture
  • Lab Experiences
  • Clinical Lessons
  • Field Training

As a student in this program, you will be prepared to:

  • Take the New York State Paramedic Certification Exam.
  • Obtain American Heart Association Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Pass Rates

Historically, our EMT-Paramedic degree and certificate programs have consistently reported pass rates that are above state average. Over the past three years, these programs have seen combined pass rates of 83 percent in 2017, 91 percent in 2016, and 100 percent in 2015.

Gainful Employment Information

The EMT-paramedic certificate program falls under gainful employment disclosure regulations, a rule set by the U.S. Department of Education. View Gainful Employment Information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.

The Experience

The curriculum and objectives of each course follow the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards for Paramedics. The majority of FLCC's Emergency Medical Services (EMCR) courses are offered at the FLCC Geneva Campus Center.

The Faculty

All adjunct faculty members in the program are certified instructors by the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. All are successful professionals bringing extensive experience in the field of emergency medical services.