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Home » Academics » Course & Program Information » Programs of Study » Health » Paramedic (EMT-P) Technology Certificate » Courses & Requirements

Courses & Requirements

The Certificate in Paramedic Technology (EMT-P) prepares students for careers in Emergency Medical Service. The program is presented through a series of lecture, laboratory, hospital clinical and field internship experiences. The program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health/Office of Emergency Medical Services and the national guidelines for paramedic education. Graduates are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examination. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all EMT, BIO and HES courses in order to graduate. A minimum of 37 credits are required to graduate.

Additional Admissions Criteria:

Enrollment Services will provide additional admissions criteria for this program. Admission Criteria can be found on Health Required Forms.


Students interested in participation in this academic program may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, a Criminal Records Central Repository (CHRI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. For more information, visit the CORI/CHRI/SORI page on the NECC website.


Students are required to be CPR Certified at the Health Care Provider/ Professional Rescuer level prior to the start of clinical courses.

Drug Screening:

Students enrolled in this academic program are required to pass a drug screening analysis.


Students are required to complete a health evaluation, including the Hepatitis B immunization series, prior to final acceptance to the Program.

Student Professional Liability Insurance:

Students are required to carry professional liability insurance. The premium is to be paid at the time of course registration.


BIO101 Human Biology &
BIO102 Human Biology Lab
BIO122 Anatomy & Physiology II
Prerequisite for BIO101 &
Prerequisite for BIO102
Prerequisite for BIO122
EMT103 Introduction to Paramedicine 2 Prerequisite
EMT104 Pharmacology for Paramedic (EMT-P) 3 Prerequisite
EMT105 Medical Emergencies 3 Prerequisite
EMT106 Trauma Emergencies 4 Prerequisite
EMT107 Cardiovascular Emergencies 3 Prerequisite
EMT108 Paramedicine Clinical Rotation 4 Prerequisite
EMT109 Paramedicine Field Experience I 2 Prerequisite
EMT110 Special Populations in Paramedicine 3 Prerequisite
ENG101 English Composition I 3 Prerequisite
ENG102 English Composition II 3 Prerequisite
HES209 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 1  
HES210 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 1  
HES211 Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NPR) 1