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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.


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.


Courses Credits Comments
BIO101 Human Biology &
BIO102 Human Biology Lab
BIO122 Anatomy & Physiology II
Prerequisite for BIO101 &
Prerequisite for BIO102
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  
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