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Make NECC Your First Response to Becoming a Paramedic!

Four Paramedic Technology students working on a 'patient' in the ambulance simulation room, which is set up with equipment and technology like an ambulance.

If you are good in a crisis – calm, level headed, and capable of making good decisions quickly – you will thrive as paramedic. NECC’s program will teach you how to provide immediate treatment to people in need and transport them quickly to clinics, hospitals, and other emergency care centers.

Why Choose NECC?

NECC’s Paramedic Program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the national guidelines for paramedic education. As a graduate you will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam and be able to pursue a variety of exciting career paths. With this program you will:

  • Learn about human anatomy, physiology, trauma response and interventions
  • Gain hands on experience with equipment commonly used by paramedics
  • Benefit from supervised experiences in clinical care settings
  • Sharpen your decision-making and patient care skills
  • Prepare for a career that is emotionally and financially rewarding

Because of NECC

You will graduate as a competent paramedic ready to work in a variety of settings. Upon completion of the program you can:

  • Sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam
  • Work for ambulance companies, fire departments, or emergency rooms
  • Transfer earned credits to NECC’s Associate Degree in Paramedic Technology

 

Courses and Requirements

 

Program Pathway

A pathway is the most efficient sequence of courses semester-to-semester recommended for students to complete their degree. View the suggested pathway for the Paramedic Technology Certificate.

Career Paths & Job Market

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

The broad based skills of the program provide a foundation for a wide range of professional pursuits. See the Bureau of Labor Statistics for job details, market trends, and salary ranges.

Career Paths

Career Paths

Graduates who choose to directly enter the workforce can find employment in:

  • Private ambulance services
  • Fire departments
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or hospitals
  • Various other industries that provide emergency services

Contact

Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator

David J. Weber, Esq., NRP

Phone: 978-665-5873
Email: dweber@necc.mass.edu
Office LC303

Clinical Coordinator

Clinical Coordinator

Edward Flanagan, MFA, NR-P, FP-C

Office: LC-303 Phone: 978-655-5872 Email: eflanagan@necc.mass.edu

Additional Information

2020 Outcomes and Associated Information

2020 Outcomes and Associated Information

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam, as reported in the 2020 CoAEMSP Annual Report was 50%.

The success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 87% for all graduates attempting the examination in fiscal year 2021.

The success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 90% for all graduates attempting the examination in fiscal year 2020.

The success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 71%, for all graduates attempting the examination in fiscal fiscal year 2019.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 50%. This was a graduating class of two students. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

The most recent retention rate, for the 2020 class cohort, was 18%. The retention rate for the 2020-2021 class cohort was 90%.

Accreditation Agency

Accreditation Agency

The NECC Paramedic Technology Program is Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (caahep) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756 727-210-2350 CAAHEP website   To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088 Phone: (214) 703-8445 Fax: (214) 703-8992 COAEMSP website

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