Paramedic training programs are commonly available at the certificate and associate's degree levels. Students who are considering an EMT program should look for a program that prepares them for licensure.
Schools with EMT Paramedic Programs
These schools have EMT paramedic programs and include clinical training.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition and Fees 2015-2016*|
|Austin Community College District||Austin, TX||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$2,550 in-district, $9,210 in-state, $11,340 out-of-state|
|Brigham Young University-Idaho||Rexburg, ID||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Certificate||$3,830|
|Broward College||Fort Lauderdale, FL||4-year, primarily associate's, Public||Diploma, Certificate, Associate's||$2,753 in-state, $8,875 out-of-state|
|College of Southern Nevada||Las Vegas, NV||4-year, primarily associate's, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$2,805 in-state, $9,450 out-of-state|
|Houston Community College||Houston, TX||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$1,632 in-district, $3,360 in-state, $3,756 out-of-state|
|Ivy Tech Community College||Indianapolis, IN||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$4,115 in-state, $7,992 out-of-state|
|Lone Star College System||The Woodlands, TX||2-year, Public||Certificate||$1,504 in-district, $3,184 in-state, $3,544 out-of-state|
|Miami Dade College||Miami, FL||4-year, primarily associate's, Public||Certificate||$2,834 in-state, $9,661 out-of-state|
|Northern Virginia Community College||Annandale, VA||2-year, Public||Certificate||$5,138 in-state, $11,055 out-of-state|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
School Selection Criteria
Students should keep these considerations in mind while selecting a program:
- At many institutions, clinical rotations are offered in the summer between the first and second years of enrollment.
- An associate's degree in paramedic technology will involve the completion of many general education requirements, making it easier to transfer to a 4-year institution.
- Students within the emergency medical services field may choose to also pursue additional training in nursing or another allied health area.
- The program should prepare students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam.
Many universities and public community colleges offer certificate and, sometimes, associate's degree programs for prospective paramedics. Training programs for paramedics typically include clinical training and may prepare students for further training in related fields.