LP Research Resources September 26, 2016

Borough of Manhattan Community College EMT Education

The Borough of Manhattan Community College EMT paramedic training program offers students the necessary courses for certification at the highest level of EMT paramedic.

The Borough of Manhattan Community College is located at 199 Chambers Street, New York, New York. The campus is located just off highway 9A. Campus buildings meet up with Washington Market Park. Stuyvesant High School is located across the street from the college. Borough of Manhattan is the only community college in NYC’s Manhattan borough. Its paramedic program is approved by the New York State Department of Health. Certifications offered include:
EMT paramedic, Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam for paramedics, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and NYC Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee certification exams.

Program Information

The paramedic program that is offered through the Borough of Manhattan Community College is an associate degree program that takes approximately two years to complete.  The program consists of 48-49 credit hours. Classes include lectures, labs, clinicals, and a field internship. Admission into the paramedic courses takes place just once a year, in September.

New York State licensed paramedics are awarded advanced academic standing and have the opportunity to complete the liberal arts and sciences sequence and earn an A.A.S. degree.

Program Prerequisites

In order to enter the paramedic program students must have an EMT basic certification in the state of New York. If a student is not currently certified they will be required to complete EMC 100 before entering the paramedic program. In addition to courses in anatomy, physiology and chemistry, the program includes classes covering patient assessment, pathophysiology, defibrillation and emergency treatment modalities. Fieldwork and Internships are part of the curriculum. Students who do not achieve a GPA of 2.0 in all of the paramedic classes or who receive a failing grade in any class must retake the entire program.

Once enrolled in the EMT education program, students will be expected to maintain a C average. Failure to maintain this average will result in the student being dismissed from the program.

During the clinical portion of the program students will have to show proof of liability health insurance. Additionally, students may have to submit a physical examination, immunization records, drug test, and criminal background check.

Contact Information

For more information call the program office:  (212) 220-8000.  The office hours are Monday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.