Staten Island EMT Training Programs with Course Information

There are a few schools within 25 miles of Staten Island that offer emergency medical technician (EMT) training programs. Learn about the programs, admission information and program requirements for three of these schools to make an informed education decision.

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Staten Island Schools with EMT Training Programs

The New York City borough of Staten Island does not have any schools that offer training programs for EMTs. However, programs can be found at a hospital center, as well as two community colleges associated with the City University of New York, which are located in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. The following resource includes brief summaries of the program options at all three institutions. Information about the schools can be found in the comparison table, which may be of particular interest to degree-seeking students.

  • The New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education in Brooklyn, located about 15 miles from Staten Island, offers a basic and a refresher course for paramedics.
  • CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College is roughly 17 miles away from Staten Island and offers both basic and refresher courses for EMTs, as well as an associate's degree program for paramedics.
  • Certificate and associate's degree programs for EMTS and paramedics are also available at CUNY LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens, located about 22 miles from Staten Island.

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Comparison of Schools

Undergraduates interested in full-time training programs can use this table to compare the cost of attendance at the colleges and hospital center highlighted above. Admissions, prospects for financial assistance and retention rates for undergraduates can also be found in this table.

New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College CUNY LaGuardia Community College
School Type 2-year; private not-for-profit 2-year; public 2-year; public
Total Enrollment (2014) 227* 26,606* 20,231*
Campus Setting Large city Large city Large city
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2015-2016) $28,825* $5,170 for in-state; $8,050 for out-of-state* $5,218 for in-state; $8,098 for out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2014) 70%* 86%* 79%*
Acceptance Rate (2015) N/A - Open admissions* N/A - Open admissions* N/A - Open admissions*
Retention Rate (2014) 88% for full-time* 65% for full-time; 54% for part-time* 66% for full-time; 39% for part-time*
Graduation Rate (students who began in 2011) 75%* 16%* 16%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator.

New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education

EMT certification is required in order to enter the paramedic programs below.

Paramedic Program

In this program, students acquire the knowledge and skills they need to perform in emergency medical care and pre-hospital settings. Once enrolled, students learn how to communicate with their team members and work competently and safely with patients of all ages. Classes are two day a week and 24 hours of rotations per week.

Paramedic Refresher Program

This is a hands-on refresher program for students who are already paramedics. Program emphasis is on developing and refining practical skills. The cost of this course is $700.

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College

The EMT classes at this school are offered during the summer semester.

EMT - Basic Course

This is an introductory course that requires attendance at an information session. While training to become EMTs, students learn about patient assessment, advanced first aid, transporting injured patients and managing cardiac and respiratory emergencies. The cost of this course is $1,125.

EMT - Basic Refresher Course

This refresher course can help EMTs satisfy continuing education requirements and acquire updated urgent care information. Emergency childbirth delivery and trauma management are just two of the topics covered in this course. Students also learn about triage, oxygen administration and cardiac arrest treatments. This course is currently offered in the summer and costs $950.

Paramedic Associate in Applied Science

This program only admits trained EMTs and requires 60-61 credits to complete. To satisfy the general education requirements, students take English, speech and mathematics courses. There are also classes in basic chemistry, anatomy and physiology. Students also participate in several internships and take additional classes in emergency medical care.

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College offers a workshop that helps students prepare for admission to the school's EMT programs. Review topics include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), medical terminology and human anatomy.

EMT - Basic Certificate

To advance to the EMT and paramedic certificate program, students must first complete the basic certificate. During the four months normally required to finish the program, students learn how to apply emergency care in an ambulance setting.

EMT - Paramedic Certificate

This 36-credit program includes about 800 hours in the classroom and over 600 hours of field and clinical internships. Course topics include rescue operations and crime scenes, hemorrhage and shock, cardiology and advanced cardiac life support. Students also learn about infectious diseases and hematology, as well as how to interpret an electrocardiogram (EKG).

EMT - Paramedic Associate in Applied Science

The associate's degree program includes the same major courses required for the certificate. Students also complete an additional 24 credits in general education.

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