EMT’s—become a Paramedic and earn higher pay while expanding your knowledge, skills and job opportunities in this high demand field.
Since 1996, the Paramedic Program at LaGuardia has educated and trained many of New York City’s finest Paramedics.
Certificate Program students attend classes together with degree students and fulfill all of the same didactic and practical skills as well as clinical requirements as degree students.
The major differences are:
Students who successfully complete the Paramedic Original program qualify to take the initial New York City Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (NYC REMAC) paramedic certification exam at no cost.
EMTs, are you ready
to take your career to the next level? We will prepare you with the technical
skills, expert knowledge and clinical experience necessary to excel as a New York
State/New York City certified paramedic. LaGuardia students have excellent pass
rates on the NYS Paramedic and NYC Regional Emergency Medical Advisory
Committee (REMAC) exams. This is a comprehensive education and training program
that includes lectures provided by expert physicians; certifications in American
Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Cardiac Life
Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); and National
Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Prehospital Trauma Life
Support (PHTLS) and Psychological Trauma Prevention for EMS Patients (PTEP) certification
courses. You must complete 600 hours of clinical rotations (sites are available
in Queens, Manhattan, Bronx and Brooklyn) and you may choose between two
tracks: associate degree or certificate program. We offer a $1,500 tuition
credit to members of NYS-certified Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance
agencies. Professional or 911 EMT experience is recommended but not required.
We are the first New York City paramedic program to offer a FLEX schedule. You may choose your lecture sessions from the following:Section A: Monday and Tuesday, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pmSection B: Thursday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSkills (Both Sections): Thursday, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm, some Saturdays, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
request an application or to learn more about the Paramedic Program call (718) 482-5768.
Mon, Tues, & Thurs (6:30pm-10:30pm) & Sat (9:00am-4:00pm) 9/3/2019 8/20/2020 $9500 A11PMD001A
Thurs (10:00 am-6:00 pm), Sat (9:00 am-4:00 pm) & Thurs (6:30 pm-10:30 pm) 9/3/2019 8/20/2020 10:00-6:00 $9500 A11PMD001B
Sun 11/10/2019 11/24/2019 8:30-5:30 $198 A11MLS001A
Sun 10/20/2019 10/27/2019 8:30-5:30 $188 A11TLS001A
Sun 9/22/2019 9/22/2019 8:30-5:30 $94 A11PTP001A
Sun 9/8/2019 9/8/2019 9:00-5:00 $64 A11REP001A
Sun 11/3/2019 11/3/2019 9:00-5:00 $64 A11REP001B
Sun 12/1/2019 12/1/2019 9:00-5:00 $64 A11REP001C
Discounts and waivers apply to all courses except those designated ND.