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)  

 

 

 

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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