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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 35 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.

CORI/CHRI/SORI:

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.

CPR:

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.

Health:

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.

Courses

Requirements:
Courses Credits Comments
BIO101 Human Biology &
BIO102 Human Biology Lab
OR
BIO122 Anatomy & Physiology II
3
1
OR
4
Prerequisite for BIO101 &
Prerequisite for BIO102
OR
Prerequisite for BIO122
EMS103 Introduction to Paramedicine 2 Prerequisite
EMS104 Pharmacology for Paramedic (EMT-P) 2 Prerequisite
EMS105 Pharmacology Lab 1 Prerequisite
EMS106 Medical Emergencies 2 Prerequisite
EMS107 Medical Emergencies Lab 1 Prerequisite
EMS108 Trauma Emergencies 2 Prerequisite
EMS109 Trauma Emergencies Lab 2 Prerequisite
EMS110 Cardiovascular Emergencies 2 Prerequisite
EMS111 Cardiovascular Emergencies Lab 1 Prerequisite
EMS112 Special Populations 2 Prerequisite
EMS113 Special Populations Lab 1 Prerequisite
EMS201 Paramedic Clinical Rotation 5 Prerequisite
EMS202 Paramedicine Field Experience 4 Prerequisite
ENG101 English Composition I 3
HES211 Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NPR) 1