Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
The Southern Tier Paramedic Program (STPP) is a joint venture of Lourdes Hospital and SUNY Broome Community College. 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 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.
Kerry Weber, Chairperson
Office: Business Building, Room 107
Telephone: 607 778-5008
Paramedic Program Administrator and Student Advisor
David Taggart, MHA, NREMT-P
Office: Science Building, Room 108
Telephone: 607 778-5387
Office: Business Building, Room 234
The Southern Tier Paramedic Program (S.T.P.P.) is a collaborative effort between SUNY 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:
- have a high school diploma or an equivalent;
- apply and be admitted to SUNY Broome Community College;
- submit a completed paramedic program application;
Prior to starting the Paramedic Course sequence a student must:
- meet with the EMT Paramedic Program Director/advisor for specific information;
- 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);
- maintain a valid NYS EMT certification while enrolled in any PMD designated course;
- submit two letters of recommendation;
- successfully complete an interview;
- 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 S.T.P.P.