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What is a Paramedic?
The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation.
Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. (CoAEMSP Standards Interpretations 2020)
Course Duration: 12 Months
Course Start: September
Course Type: Hybrid courses consist of instructor-led online classes and in-person hands-on clinical session
Course Schedule: Class meets three(3) times a week
- Mon 8 AM – 5 PM
- Wed 6 PM – 10 PM
- Fri 8 AM – 5 PM
Course Cost: $12,995 all-inclusive. Due to COVID, the class has been discounted to $8,995
Paid Tuition: Participants in our Bridge program for employment with National Ambulance pay only $4,000
Location: 55 Main Street, Suite 200, Chicopee, MA 01020
Accreditation: Massachusetts Department of Public Health accredited
Internships: Clinical internship conducted at Baystate Health System and Trinity Health System. Field internship provided with a variety of ambulance service providers.
Earn College Credit: Our course allows you to earn college credit towards an Allied Health degree at Holyoke Community College.
Our Paramedic course is made possible by a partnership between EMT Academy and Holyoke Community College. CoAEMSP has authorized and DPH OEMS has approved our Paramedic Program through an EMT Academy & HCC Paramedic Consortium.
Course Cost = $12,995
Due to COVID, the class has been discounted to $8,995
EMT Academy and HCC Paramedic Consortium Paramedic Program is an all-inclusive course
What is included
- Online learning management system
- Malpractice Insurance
- Drug Testing (as required by our clinical and field sites)
- Access to our training facility
- Access to our resource library
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- EMS Safety
- Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
- Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
- Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS)
- Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
- BLS Provider CPR (Recert to keep students current)
- CPR certification
Students who are accepted into the course, after an admission interview, must pay an initial deposit of $2,000 to hold a seat. A second deposit of $2,000 will be due at orientation approximately 3 weeks prior to the course start date. The remaining balance must be paid in full on the first date of the class unless the student has set up a payment plan with EMT Academy and HCC Paramedic Consortium.
Payment options include:
- Cash/check/bank check
- Money order
- Credit card (American Express, Visa, Master Card, Discover)
- Purchase orders from organizations
Scholarships and financial aid are available to qualified candidates, also we offer payment plans to qualified individuals. Payment options, available scholarships, and financial aid options will be discussed during your information session.
Participants in our Bridge program for employment with National Ambulance pay only $4,000
Students who terminate enrollment (including voluntary resignation, illness, suspension, or involuntary resignation or dismissal) may be eligible for a refund in accordance with our current policies.
110,000+ Paramedics Can’t Be Wrong
Do you enjoy the thrill of being quick on your feet? Do you thrive in handling high-pressure situations? If you answered yes to either of these, you should consider pursuing a paramedic career! Becoming a paramedic can prove to be a highly rewarding and door-opening career path. Paramedics serve a vital role in healthcare because of their ability to show compassion, safely transport patients to a hospital, and provide first aid during medical emergencies. Deciding to become a paramedic could mean being front and center in helping others through, and out of emergency situations. Does this sound like you?