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Paramedic Program

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 minimally prepare you to be a competent entry-level paramedic in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains with possible exit points at the AEMT and EMT levels.  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)

Paramedic Certification


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:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Paramedic Field Clinical
  • Paramedic Hospital Clinical
  • Paramedic Lab 

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2018.

The most recent success rate for the New York State Cognitive exam was 82.6%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

The most recent retention rate was 88.2%.

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%.

  • Commercial & private ambulance services
  • Municipal EMS organizations
  • Fire departments

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%.

Occupations: Paramedic (SOC code: 29-2041.00)

On-time Graduations Rate: 88%

Job Placement Rate: 100% of all graduates who obtained New York State paramedic certification.
View U.S. Department of Labor statistics >>

Median Loan Debt: To be reported in fall 2018

Tuition & Fees: The program can be completed in two full-time semesters at the college's current rates for Tuition and Fees.

CoAEMSPThe SUNY Cobleskill 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 Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).


Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

To contact the CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Fax: 214-703-8992