The Paramedic program fills a rapidly expanding medical role that is gaining in demand. As an allied healthcare professional, the paramedic is the most highly trained EMS provider in the pre-hospital setting. The paramedic responds to medical emergencies and provides the critical care necessary to support, sustain and often save lives.
Paramedic education includes advanced skills in patient assessment, advanced airway management, cardiac care, and advanced cardiac life support. Students will have the opportunity to become proficient in intubation, ECG monitoring and 12-lead ECG, defibrillation, IV therapy, medical administration, and more.
Through didactic education and hands-on experience in the lab, hospital and field, our program will prepare you to make critical decisions, provide compassionate care, and be a confident leader on the scene of an emergency. As a paramedic, you are the critical link between the patient and the hospital, providing care that can affect a patient, long after your work is done.
Paramedic Program Options
Paramedic, Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Classes are taught by faculty who are active in the region’s EMS community. They are dedicated to helping students learn the essentials of becoming competent entry-level paramedics. Sample courses for both the AAS and Certificate include:
SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic Program 2016-2017 Paramedic Certificate Outcomes
|NYS Paramedic Written Examination Pass Rate||95%|
|NYS Paramedic Practical Skills Examination Pass Rate||91%|
|NYS Paramedic Course Retention Rate
(including all non-academic attrition)
|Positive Job Placement Percentage of graduates who obtained NYS Paramedic Certification||100%|
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, successful students will:
The SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic Program delivers a graduate who is the field-ready paramedic that employers want to hire. Job placement for graduates who obtained NYS paramedic certification at the end of the course is 100%.
Per the US Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected growth rate in EMS employment for 2010 -2020 is very good, at 33%. The average rate for all occupations is 14%.
Applicants seeking the Paramedic Certificate and all transfer students must complete a pre-qualification interview. These applicants will receive a link to the pre-qualification form, which will allow them to make an appointment to meet with us.
For more information on NYS EMS visit https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/ems/.