Paramedic-EMT: Certificate (3330)
Have you been told you have a calm, reassuring nature, even in high-stress situations? Paramedics perform life-support procedures on patients before they arrive at a hospital emergency room. Our Paramedic-EMT Certificate Program provides you the skills you need to assist patients in various types of medical emergencies.
What can I do with this in the workforce?
With your Paramedic-EMT certificate, you’ll be ready to enter the healthcare job market as a Paramedic and provide life-saving procedures on patients for hospitals and independent emergency service organizations.
Typically, students who have these skills enjoy this field.
- You enjoy people, and you’re calm by nature.
- You can work well in high-pressure situations.
- You are physically fit.
- You enjoy learning new skills and techniques.
What is the average salary?
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What is HACC’s program like?
Our program trains you in life-support procedures and prepares you to enter the workforce upon completion of the program. The procedures are performed by following physicians’ orders that are sent via radio or by following standard medical protocols. Also, you will be prepared to take the paramedic certification exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
After completing the program, you will know how to:
- Administer standard emergency treatments
- Work effectively with other healthcare professionals
- Demonstrate the skills prescribed by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of the Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Personnel (CoAEMSP)
- Take the paramedic certification examination administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
- Understand how their specialized training fits into the healthcare delivery system
Proudly YOURS, our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
It is a selective-admissions program, which means additional requirements must be met to enter the program. These requirements are in addition to our admission application. For example, you must have a Pennsylvania EMT certificate for at least six months and at least one year of experience with a basic life-support ambulance service.
Also, before you are able to begin the clinical portion of this program, you must complete and pay for the following tests:
- Physical examination and immunizations
- Background checks
- Drug and alcohol screens
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
What classes will I take?
We encourage you to:
- View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
- Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
- Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.
Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?
Our program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce. However, if you wish to continue your education and pursue an associate degree, most of your EMS coursework will count towards the completion of our associate degree in Health Science.
Where can I complete this program?
You can complete the entire program at our Harrisburg Campus.
Does HACC offer scholarships?
Yes! You can offset the cost of your education through scholarship opportunities. Thanks to the HACC Foundation, there are scholarship opportunities. To learn how to apply, please visit hacc.edu/Scholarships.
When can I apply?
We offer classes in the spring, summer and fall. You can apply anytime by visiting our website. When enrolling into our certificate program, you must first enroll in the non-clinical portion of the program. Therefore, please use the pre-EMT paramedic certificate program code 333P on your application to ensure that you apply to the correct program.
How can I learn more?