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Paramedic Technology Associate Degree

Seth Rohrer

Paramedic Technology Student, Seth Rohrer

“I immediately thought it was great. It is an adrenal rush. I like having the opportunity to provide assistance to people. I found out I am pretty good at it.” read more

Program Overview

Paramedics respond to medical emergencies car accidents, heart attacks, drownings and more and provide immediate medical treatment and transport to a hospital or other medical facility. To be successful as a paramedic, you must be able to make split second decisions, work irregular hours (many paramedics work 24 hour shifts), be emotionally stable, and be in good physical condition.

At NECC, the Associate Degree in Science in Paramedic (EMT-P) Technology will prepare you for a career in emergency medical service. The program is presented through a series of lecture, lab, hospital clinical and field internship experiences. Graduates are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examination.

The paramedic program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and national guidelines for paramedic education. Students must first complete an approved EMT-Basic course.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to pursue many career paths, and could work for ambulance companies, fire departments, or emergency rooms. The job outlook is excellent and is expected to continue to grow.

Getting Started

Ready to get started? It’s easy! Northern Essex has an open admissions policy, which means that if you have a high school diploma or GED/HiSet or other state-approved equivalency credential, you are eligible to enroll at NECC. Just fill out an application, attend an orientation/assessment session, and then register for classes.

Additional Program Costs

Accreditation Agency:

Mass. Department of Public Health,
Office of Emergency Medical Services
99 Chauncy Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02111

(617) 753-7300

Print the Paramedic Technology Program Sheet (PDF)