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EMT Courses in New York with School Information

Jan 02, 2019

Research EMT courses in New York, which currently has about 18 schools offering these programs. Read overviews of the programs and get some quick facts for two New York schools to decide which program is right for you.

Schools in New York with EMT Courses

Aspiring or current EMT professionals can choose from several types of programs offered by 2-year colleges in New York. Learn about the prerequisites, curricula, clinical internships and preparation for national certification exams at two schools in upstate New York. The table near the end of this article also provides additional school data.

  • Monroe Community College, in Rochester, offers certificate programs in EMT-Basic, emergency medical services and EMT-Paramedic, in addition to an EMT-Paramedic associate's degree program.
  • Hudson Valley Community College is located in Troy and offers EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic certificate programs, along with an associate's degree program for EMT-Paramedics.

Comparison of Schools

Scan the table below to compare additional facts about these schools, such as the enrollment numbers, tuition charges and graduation rates.

Monroe Community College Hudson Valley Community College
School Type 2-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017)* 12,907 11,020
Campus Setting Large suburb Small city
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)* $5,139 (in-state)
$9,419 (out-of-state)
$5,632 (in-state)
$12,532 (out-of-state)
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)* 83% 78%
Acceptance Rate (2017)* 100% (open admissions) 100% (open admissions)
Retention Rate (2017)* 61% for full-time students 59% for full-time students
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (Students who began in 2014)* 21% 28%

Source: *NCES College Navigator.

Monroe Community College

Monroe Community College is a 2-year college that offers more than 100 academic programs. It's also among the largest colleges in New York State to offer EMT programs. Students can pursue the EMT-Paramedic associate's degree and the EMT-Basic, EMT-Paramedic or EMS (emergency medical services) certificate programs.

EMT-Basic Course

This course trains students in key aspects of EMT work. Through coursework and clinical experiences, students learn pre-hospital care and methods for safely transporting patients. Students earn six credits for the work completed. This course meets the requirements set by New York State for the EMT-Basic certification exam.

Emergency Medical Services Certificate

This program is for individuals interested in starting a career as an EMT or advancing their education and joining a paramedic program. In addition to the EMT-B certification, students take courses related to emergency services and EMS management. Topics of study include stress management, dying and death, medical terminology and sport medicine.

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certificate

This program prepares students to take the state certification exam for paramedics. The curriculum includes lectures, hospital clinicals and field internships. Topics of study include trauma care, pediatric care, cardiac life support and paramedicine.

Associate of Applied Science in EMT-Paramedic

The 2-year paramedic program includes classroom-based courses, hospital-based clinical hours and off-campus field internships. Courses cover advanced EMT care in areas including cardiac life support, pediatric care and critical trauma care. Students who complete the program are prepared to sit for the New York State EMT-Paramedic certification exam.

Hudson Valley Community College

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) is a full-service college that serves over 11,000 students each year. HVCC offers more than 80 certificate and degree programs in various areas of study. EMT courses and programs are offered at both the EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic levels.

EMT-Basic Course

This course provides basic training in emergency medical care. Through lectures, lab work, clinical observation and experiences in the field, students gain knowledge and experience relevant for a career working in an ambulance or other out-of-hospital environment. This program prepares students for the New York State EMT-Basic Certification exam.

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certificate

The EMT-Paramedic certificate program is a 15-course series that prepares students for the New York State and national certification exams. Courses include pharmacology, trauma care and geriatric paramedicine. To enroll in the program, applicants must have at least one year of EMT experience and possess a current New York State EMT card. This program requires 1,385 hours of lectures, clinicals and internships.

Associate in Applied Science in EMT-Paramedic

This degree program combines the framework of the EMT-Paramedic certificate program with the liberal arts courses required for an associate's degree. Students without prior EMT experience begin the program with an EMT-Basic course, as well as courses in human anatomy, psychology and microbiology. Students complete extensive clinical and field experiences, though experienced EMTs may be exempted.

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