New York City Schools with EMT Courses
New York City EMT courses can generally be found in the first semester of paramedic programs, but students can test for certification after they've completed the EMT-Basic courses. This article looks at three schools. Two are very close to downtown, while the other is nearly 50 minutes away. Following the information on the schools and their programs is a table of facts about each school. It contains information on enrollment, school types and costs and is designed to help students choose their best option for EMT training.
- At CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College, located at the heart of the city, students can find an emergency medical care course.
- Just six miles from downtown, CUNY LaGuardia Community College offers an EMT-Basic class.
- Valhalla, about 32 miles from downtown New York City, is home to SUNY Westchester Community College, where students can take an emergency medical services class.
Comparison of Schools
Aspiring EMTs need to consider many factors when choosing a school for their training. This table presents pertinent statistics in a way that simplifies the comparison process.
|CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College||CUNY LaGuardia Community College||SUNY Westchester Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public||2-year, public||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)*||26,932||19,373||12,571|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Large city||Large suburb|
|Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)*||$5,170 in-state, $8,050 out-of-state||$5,218 in-state, $8,098 out-of-state||$4,723 in-state, $12,233 out-of-state|
|Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Some Type of Financial Aid (2016-2017)*||83%||77%||65%|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)*||N/A Open admission||N/A Open admission||N/A Open admission|
|Retention Rate (2017)*||63% full-time, 45% part-time||64% full-time, 30% part-time||64% full-time, 52% part-time|
|Graduation Rate for Students Beginning 2014*||20%||23%||17%|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator
Borough of Manhattan Community College
The Borough of Manhattan Community College offers a paramedic program that offers a course through which students can sit for the EMT certification in the state of New York.
Emergency Medical Care Course
The course covers basic, pre-hospital care skills for emergency patients. Once students pass this course, they can take the New York State Emergency Medical Technical Certification exam. After achieving certification, students can move on to the other courses in the Associate of Applied Science degree in paramedicine.
LaGuardia Community College
To enroll in this class, students must first fulfill the school's English, math, and science requirements. The class can be used to advance to the paramedic associate degree program, and it qualifies students for New York State EMT certification.
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Course
The National Standard Curriculum for EMT-B guidelines were followed in the creation of this course. The class covers topics that include patient assessment, CPR, airway management, obstetrics, pediatrics, cardiac arrest, and trauma. Lab practice and lecture formats are used to present this class.
Westchester Community College
To take this course, students must be at least 18 years old by the end of the month in which they'll take their certification exam. Students must also pass a criminal background check and drug screening at their own expense. They'll also need to get permission from the EMS Academy in order to enroll in this course.
Emergency Medical Technician Course
The class covers patient assessment, human anatomy, basic life support, and a variety of treatment methods for pre-hospital patient emergencies. The class incorporates ten hours of clinical practice in an emergency room. Once a student has completed the course, he or she is eligible to take the New York State Department of Health EMT-B certification. This course lasts 17 weeks.