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Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certificate (HEGIS 5299)

Designed to prepare students to serve as pre-hospital emergency medical care professionals, FLCC's 18-month Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certificate program delivers instruction through lecture, lab experiences, clinical lessons, and field training. The curriculum also prepares students to take the New York State Paramedic Certification exams and the National Registry of EMT-Paramedic exam, and to obtain American Heart Association certification in basic cardiac life support, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced life support.

FLCC's intensive program gives students an opportunity to learn in the classroom and in the field. Students are required to complete 372 hours of in-hospital clinical field experience in emergency departments, operating rooms, intensive care units, psychiatric treatment units, labor/delivery rooms, and other specialized care units. They are also required to complete a 100 to 200-hour field internship with area advanced life support ambulance services.

The curriculum and objectives of each course follow the USDOT paramedic course outline. Classes will be held through the College in affiliation with the Finger Lakes Regional EMS Council located at the Ontario County Safety Training Facility, as well as other clinical locations throughout the area.

Curriculum Requirements

You must complete a minimum of 38 hours with a grade point average of not less than C (2.0). For this certificate, you must successfully complete the following:

  • EMCR 146 Introduction to Paramedicine
  • EMCR 156 Paramedic Airway & Patient Management
  • EMCR 166 Paramedic - Cardiology
  • EMCR 176 Paramedic - Medical Emergencies
  • EMCR 186 Paramedic - Trauma

Apply for Admissions

Admission to the College is a prerequisite to enrolling in EMT-Paramedic certificate program. For more information about applying, visit or contact the Admissions Office at (585)785-1000.

Finger Lakes Regional EMS Council

For more information about EMS courses and the EMT-Paramedic certificate program, contact the Finger Lakes Regional Emergency Medical Service Council at (315)789-0108 or visit