Paramedic Technology

Paramedic Technology Program – Go from EMT to Paramedic in One Year

If you’re already an EMT and want to advance your career, our program may be right for you. The MWCC Paramedic Technology program is fast-paced and intense. We take a limited number of students and admissions are competitive. When you finish, you will be ready to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic Certification Exam.

Paramedics need to make quick decisions. The more you know, the better you will perform under pressure. That’s why our four-semester program includes hands-on training and clinical site experience in addition to traditional classroom education.

Program Benefits

  1. You will get the latest, up-to-date paramedic education with our hands-on curriculum
  2. You will work with brand-new equipment including a SimManⓇ 3G emergency patient simulator, iSimulate™ cardiac monitors, and LIFEPAKⓇ 15 monitor/defibrillator
  3. You will get additional certifications that you more marketable when you graduate – without paying extra – because they are embedded in our program:
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Advanced Medical Life Support
    • Emergency Pediatric Care
    • Geriatric Emergency Medical Services
    • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
    • Prehospital Trauma Life Support
    • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
  4. The paramedic job field will grow by 15% through 2026*
  5. You will learn from experienced instructors dedicated to student success
  6. Class schedules are designed for the “working student” with evening and weekend class times

*According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Program Time Commitment

Please be aware that the time commitment of this program differs from a traditional educational program. Classes are typically held a couple of times a week, are 5+ hours long and are mostly held in the evenings and on Saturdays.

NAEMT Authorized Training CenterProgram Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services
  • MWCC is an Authorized Training Center for all National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Certification Courses
  • The Mount Wachusett Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Emergency Medical Services Programs.

    caahep commission on accred of allied health programs - paramedic programCommission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    www.caahep.org
    The program may also include the address and phone number:
    9355 113th St N, #7709
    Seminole, FL 33775
    727-210-2350

Application Requirements

  • Documentation of high school completion or high school equivalency
  • Documentation of ability to perform college-level work (either placement test results or official transcripts)
  • Proof of current EMT license
  • Proof of one year of EMT Experience or at least 75 Patient Contacts
  • Supervisor evaluation
  • Current American Heart CPR Certification

Note that admitted students must meet additional requirements including immunizations, liability insurance, health insurance, a Criminal/Sexual Offender Records Information (CORI/SORI) check, fingerprinting, and drug testing.

Occupational Risks

The provision of emergency medical services poses inherent occupational risks for EMS responders. Risks include the following:

  • Violence/assaults
  • Verbal threats/aggression
  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Infectious disease
  • Lifting injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Psychological trauma
  • Hazardous chemical exposure
  • Hyper/hypothermia

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