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2013-2014 Official General Catalog 
2013-2014 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedic: A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

The Southern Tier Paramedic Program (STPP) is a joint venture of Lourdes Hospital and Broome Community College (BCC).  The STPP 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).  Students are also eligible to sit for the National Registry examination.

The STPP curriculum is segmented into small courses.  Courses are scheduled afternoons and evenings, meeting three times a week.  The standard program spans five terms.  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.

In this segmentation, material pertaining to NYS certification as an EMT-CC (Critical Care) is grouped as the PMD 210 series, and material unique to EMT-P (Paramedic) is grouped as the PMD 220 series.  This permits students on a part-time track to obtain EMT-CC certification about halfway through the program.  It also enables a Bridge Track for students already possessing EMT-CC credentials. 

Program supervised by:
Harold H. Trimm, Ph.D., Chairman
Office: Science Building, Room 108
Telephone: 607 778-5009

Paramedic Program Administrator
David Taggart, MHA, NREMT-P
Office: Science Building, Room 108
Telephone: 607 778-5387

The Southern Tier Paramedic Program (S.T.P.P.) is a collaborative effort between Broome Community College, Lourdes Hospital and United Health Services. Lourdes Hospital is the NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Services Training Sponsor.


Prior to admission a student must:

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

Prior to starting the Paramedic Course sequence a student must have:

  1. taken a NYS Basic EMT- level written and practical examination; pass, & maintain it during the program.
  2. submitted two letters of recommendation.
  3. successfully completed an interview
  4. a minimum of 1 year of EMT crew-chief experience or be successfully completing a minimum of 70 hours of BLS ambulance clinical time.
  5. completed BIO 101 or 131 & 132 prior to or concurrently with PMD 201 & PMD 202.

Admission to the College and finishing General Education requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the S.T.P.P.

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