New York Schools with EMT Programs
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics are trained to quickly and efficiently respond to a variety of medical crisis situations. This type of training is most often obtained through EMT-basic or intermediate certificate programs, though 2-year degree programs that provide advanced training for paramedics are also available. EMT training can be found at community colleges in New York City as well as in other areas of the state. Graduates of these programs are often prepared to pursue professional certification in the field.
Below are details about two New York colleges that provide EMT and paramedic training. Get information about coursework and hands-on training opportunities. Read facts about each school in the table in the next section.
- Monroe Community College, located approximately ten miles south of downtown Rochester in Upstate New York, has EMT training programs at the certificate and associate degree levels.
- Borough of Manhattan Community College offers a 2-year degree program for aspiring paramedics. The college is based in downtown New York City.
Comparison of Schools
Whether you are intending to pursue basic or more advanced EMT training, it is beneficial to learn all that a school has to offer before choosing a program. Below you will find statistics and facts regarding each school's population, campus setting, graduation rate, tuition and more.
|Monroe Community College||Borough of Manhattan Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)*||12,907||26,932|
|Campus Setting||Large suburb||Large city|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)*||$5,139 (in-state)
| $5,170 (in-state)
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)*||83%||83%|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||N/A (open admissions)||N/A (open admissions)|
|Retention Rate (2017)*||61% for full-time students; 43% for part-time students||63% for full-time students; 45% for part-time students|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (For Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014)*||21%||20%|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Monroe Community College
Monroe Community College, founded in 1961, is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) school system. The public school offers more than 100 programs to more than 12,000 students.
Emergency Medical Services Certificate
The emergency medical services (EMS) certificate prepares students for entrance into the paramedic associate degree program with courses in EMT practices, psychology, anatomy and biology. Within the program, students learn to assess and manage patients while utilizing effective communication skills. This also includes the ability to provide services while in transport.
Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
The associate degree teaches advanced EMT concepts through classroom instruction, emergency response internships and clinical training in a hospital setting. The program requires at least 64 credits and includes courses in pediatric care, human biology, emergency trauma care, cardiac life support and paramedicine. Students who complete the program may sit for certification exams administered by the New York State Health Department and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Part of the City University of New York, Borough of Manhattan Community College serves more than 26,000 students each year. The school's EMT program culminates in an associate degree.
Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic Emergency Medical Care
This 2-year degree program provides further study in emergency medical response. Applicants must have previous basic EMT certification. Students learn how to respond to medical emergencies, assess patients and perform appropriate medical procedures. The program includes topics in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, emergency medical care for paramedics and psychology.
Students participate in several clinical internships that provide medical care experience in local ambulances, medical examiner offices, morgues and clinics. The program is approved by the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. Successful completion of the associate degree program allows students to take the New York City Medical Advisory Committee Certification Examination to obtain paramedic credentials. Students can also take the National Registry of EMTs Certification Examination for paramedics.