Staten Island EMT Training Programs with Course Information

Jan 02, 2019

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.

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 a community college associated with the City University of New York in Manhattan and a college nearby in New Jersey. 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 eight miles from Staten Island, offers a basic and a refresher course for paramedics.
  • CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College is roughly eight miles away from Staten Island and offers an associate's degree program for paramedics.
  • Certificate and associate's degree programs for EMTS and paramedics are also available at Union County College in Cranford, NJ, which is located 11 miles from Staten Island. It offers certificate and degree programs in emergency medical studies.

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 Union County College
School Type 2-year; private not-for-profit 2-year; public 2-year; public
Total Enrollment (2017) 393* 26,932* 9,711*
Campus Setting Large city Large city Large suburb
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $21,591* $5,170 for in-state; $8,050 for out-of-state* $4,804 for in-district; $9,608 for both in-state and out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 63%* 83%* 70%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) N/A - Open admissions* N/A - Open admissions* N/A - Open admissions*
Retention Rate (2016-2017) 93% for full-time* 63% for full-time; 45% for part-time* 68% for full-time; 46% for part-time*
Graduation Rate (students who began in Fall 2014) 75%* 20%* 24%*

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 days a week and consist of 16-24 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

This EMT program offers a 2- and 3-year plan.

Paramedic Associate in Applied Science

This program only admits trained EMTs and requires 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.

Union County College

Students seeking to enter one of the certificate programs must have CPR certification; EMT certification is necessary to enroll in the associate's degree program.

Emergency Medical Studies - Certificate of Achievement

In this program, students will take a 10-credit hour EMT course covering Basic Life Support (BLS) procedures. Courses are also taken in psychology, fitness and composition for a total of 15-16 credits.

Emergency Medical Studies - Certificate

Students must earn 31-32 credit to earn this certificate. They will take the same 10-credit hour EMT course as well as the other courses in the Certificate of Achievement program, but will also attend classes in medical terminology, sociology and biology.

Paramedic Emergency Health Science - Associate in Applied Science

The degree program offers more extensive clinical studies and a field internship as well as classes in anatomy and physiology. This accredited program meets or exceeds national standards for paramedic training.

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