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EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/PARAMEDIC

Special Admission Requirements/Prerequisites

Basic EMT

  • Individuals must be 18 years old to receive New York State Basic EMT certification.
  • Basic EMT course is offered at North and South campuses both fall and spring semesters, along with other program electives.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Basic EMT certification and field experience does not guarantee admission into the paramedic degree or certificate program.
  • In accordance with the requirements of 10 NYCRR Part 800, students must not have been convicted of any misdemeanors or felonies. Students with convictions will be individually reviewed by the New York State Department of Health and may not be automatically barred from certification. The New York State Department of Health will determine if the conviction is applicable under the provisions of Part 800.

Paramedic

  • Applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to be an active member of a volunteer, commercial or municipal EMS agency and attain as much EMT patient care field experience (in a non-driving role) as possible prior to entering the program. EMT faculty believes paramedic program success is heavily influenced by the amount of patient care experience the applicant brings with them into the program.
  • Students must contact the Emergency Medical Technology Department at South Campus for an interview and preliminary advisement prior to registration.
  • Graduation applications are required upon successful completion of the program.

Students must meet all of the following prerequisites:

  • maintain a current New York State EMT certification beyond the end date of the EMT-Paramedic Certificate Program;
  • hold a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • a student who previously attended ECC must be in good academic standing; and
  • students are required to get a physical examination with the appropriate immunizations signed by a physician verifying physical fitness to provide advanced life support.

Required Math Competencies

Student must successfully complete the ECC pretest for math (AARLV2 or higher). If you do not score at the AARLV2 level or higher on the placement test you may:

  • enroll in and successfully complete the ECC non-credit math course MT 003 prior to the start of the EMT - Paramedic Certificate Program; or
  • study on your own material similar to the content of the pretest and retake the pretest to score at the AARLV2 level.

The math pretest may be waived if you meet one of the following:

  • scored 500 points or higher on the math section of the SAT;
  • successfully completed a college level math course; or
  • passed the New York State Math Regents examination with a score of 85 percent (B) or higher within the last three years.

Required English Competencies

Student must successfully complete the ECC pretest for English (AWRLV3 and ARELV3 or higher). If you do not score at the AWRLV3 and ARELV3 level or higher, you may:

  • enroll in and successfully complete the English non-credit courses as indicated by pre-testing, prior to the start of the EMT-Paramedic Certificate Program; or
  • retake the pretest.

The English placement test may be waived if you meet one of the following:

  • scored 500 points or greater on the English section of the SAT;
  • successfully completed a college level English course; or
  • passed the New York State English Regents exam with a score of 85 percent (B) or higher within the last 3 years.

Did You Know?

ECC is a member of the State University of New York (SUNY) System, and is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many of the professional curricula are also accredited by specialized agencies.

 

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