Oct 17, 2019  
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Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedic: A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

CIP CODE: 51.0904

The Lourdes Hospital Paramedic Program delivered at SUNY Broome Community College.  Lourdes Hospital Paramedic Program's mission is to provide the community with outstanding paramedics in a timely and affordable manner.  Offered are an associate degree (AAS) and the opportunity to sit for the NYS examination for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P). 

The curriculum is segmented into small courses.  Courses are scheduled afternoons and evenings, meeting three times a week.  The A.A.S degree can be completed over 2 years with one summer semester.  Qualified students, with the approval of the Program Director may design a customized full-time or part-time program.  NYS Paramedic certification can be achieved in 12 months.

This permits students on a part-time track to obtain EMT-CC certification about halfway through the program.


Provide our community with outstanding paramedics in a timely and affordable manner.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will develop conceptual, technical, and interpersonal competence by meeting all knowledge (cognitive), skill (psychomotor), and behavioral (affective) objectives of the National Standard Curricula and New York State Department of Health.  
  2. Students will develop contextual, integrative, and adaptive competence of a professional entry-level paramedic.
  3. Students will demonstrate a level of knowledge, skills and values necessary to be capable of functioning as both in-hospital and out-of-hospital providers.   
  4. Students will apply the fundamental knowledge of the Emergency Medical System (EMS).

Paramedic Program Administrator and Student Advisor

David Tinklepaugh
Office: Business Building, Room 002
Telephone: 607 778-5542
E-mail: tinklepaughd@sunybroome.edu

Department Chairperson

Kerry Weber
Office: Business Building, Room 106
Telephone: 607 778-5008
E-mail: weberkc1@sunybroome.edu

Program Coordinator

James Sheerin
Office: Business Building, Room 233
Telephone: 607-778-5139
Email: sheerinjp@sunybroome.edu

The Lourdes Hospital Paramedic Program delivered at SUNY Broome is also known as the Southern Tier Paramedic Program (S.T.P.P.) and is a collaborative effort between SUNY Broome Community College and Lourdes Hospital.  Lourdes Hospital is the NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Serivces Training Sponsor.


Prior to admission a student must:

  1. have a high school diploma or an equivalent;
  2. apply and be admitted to SUNY Broome Community College;
  3. submit a completed paramedic program application;

Prior to starting the Paramedic Course sequence a student must:

  1. meet with the EMT Paramedic Program Director/advisor for specific information;
  2. hold a valid New York State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification, and have held such certification for a minimum of 3 months (NYS
    EMT certification can be completed through SUNY Broome via EMT 110 which is offered fall, spring and summer semesters);
  3. maintain a valid NYS EMT certification while enrolled in any PMD designated course;
  4. submit two letters of recommendation;
  5. successfully complete an interview;
  6. have a minimum of 1 year of EMT crew-chief experience or be successfully completing a minimum of 70 hours of BLS ambulance clinical time;

Admission to the College and finishing General Education requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the Lourdes Hospital Paramedic Program delivered at SUNY Broome Community College.





Program follows the national standard curriculum determined by the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration.  Program requires a minimum of 600 classroom hours, 560 hospital clinical hours and 440 hours of ambulance ride time.

Students are eligible to take the New York State Paramedic practical and written exams upon successful completion of all PMD courses (9) and Human Biology.

Successful completion of core paramedic curriculum is required to be eligible to take the New York State written and practical examinations.