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 has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation. To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111‐312 Rowlett, TX 75088 214‐703-8445 FAX 214-703-8992

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.


Paramedic Program Results

2019 Graduate Outcomes Class 1

Total number of 2019 graduates: 9

100 Percent Pass rate on the NREMT Practical Exam

Percentage of 2019 graduates receiving NREMT Paramedic Certification 88.9 Percent

2019 Graduate Employment Outcomes Class 1

100 Percent employment as Paramedic’s within 6 months of graduation.

2020 Graduate Outcomes & Employment – Class delayed due to COVID-19, data will be 2021 when available.