Programs And Courses

Paramedic

Learn more about our new Paramedic Noncredit Certificate program. The credit certificate is currently being reformatted to be noncredit.  All interested students should contact the interim program director, Bob Stakem:

Bob Stakem, MEd, EMT-P
Interim Program Director
rpstakem@hacc.edu
HACC Harrisburg Campus
North Hall Room 101 (Gate 5)
One HACC Drive Harrisburg, PA 17110
717-780-2664

What does a paramedic do?

Paramedics have various duties. They:

  • are team leaders with excellent judgment and ability to act quickly
  • recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies outside of the hospital setting 
  • transport patients 
  • recognize and communicate with diverse multicultural groups and ages
  • perform advanced airway management  (endotracheal intubation)
  • obtain and assess electrocardiographs (ECGs) and defibrillate 
  • introduce intravenous lines, and administer numerous emergency medications

Where do paramedics work?

Paramedics: 

  • do shift work that includes weekends, nights and holidays 
  • work for private ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals or other rescue services 
  • can also work at ski resorts, on cruise ships, job sites, life support helicopters and for special events

 

How much does the program cost?

Check back for updates

 

What degree will I earn? Will I be eligible for credentials?

Upon successful completion, you will:  

  • be eligible to continue toward an associate degree in Health Science
  • be eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMT-Paramedics (NREMTP) 
  • be certified by the PA Department of Health, Bureau of EMS, as a paramedic (upon passing the NREMTP exam)  

 

Is the program accredited?  

The HACC Paramedic 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).
To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

 

Can I advance my education in this field? 

  • This program leads directly to an occupation. 
  • Certificate graduates can receive 30 credits towards an Associate Degree in Health Science at HACC if you receive national certification and are employed in the paramedic field.  
  • The University of Maryland, the University of Pittsburgh and Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia offer a bachelor of science in EMS 
  • Franklin University offers a BS in Allied Healthcare Management.   
  • Shippensburg University offers a BS in Healthcare Administration.  
  • Immaculata University offers an accelerated BA in Health Care Management. They offer classes in accelerated format at HACC's Lancaster Campus. 

 

What is the most current (2017) program effectiveness data? 

  • NREMT/State Written Exam: 75% Pass Rate
  • Retention: 69.7%
  • Positive (Job) Placement: 100%

Paramedic Program
Bob Stakem, MEd, EMT-P
Interim Program Director
rpstakem@hacc.edu
HACC Harrisburg Campus
North Hall Room 101 (Gate 5)
One HACC Drive Harrisburg, PA 17110
717-780-2664

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