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Courses & Requirements

The Associate Degree in Science in Paramedic (EMT-P) Technology 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 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 63 credits are required to graduate.

Starting in the fall of 2014, any student enrolled in an associate degree program who is new to NECC and has no academic history at the college, must take at least one course designated as intensive in each of NECC’s six core academic skills in order to graduate. In most cases, the program’s core required courses include these intensive courses. Plan to see an advisor for more complete information about this graduation requirement.

Additional Admissions Criteria:

Enrollment Services has additional admissions criteria for this program.


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
BIO121 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Prerequisite
BIO122 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Prerequisite
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  
ENG102 English Composition II 3 Prerequisite
HES201 Healthcare Law and Ethics 3
HES207 Clinical Pathophysiology 3 Prerequisite
HES211 Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) 1  
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 3  
Courses Credits Comments
Communications Elective 3  
Computer Elective 3 CIS110 Computer Applications or higher
Math Elective 3 MAT111 or higher
Social Science Elective 3 SOC108 Death & Dying or SOC204 Race & Ethnic Relations recommended
Free Elective 3 SPN105 recommended
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