May 19, 2019  
2016-2017 Official General Catalog 
2016-2017 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 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.

Program Supervisor
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

Program Coordinator
Michael Washington
Office: Business Building, Room 234
Telephone: 607-778-5135

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:

  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 S.T.P.P.





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 (10) and Human Biology.

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

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