LP Research Resources December 6, 2016

Community College of Allegheny County EMS Programs

The Community College of Allegheny County is located at 808 Ridge Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The campus sits across from West Park and is easily accessible off 65. Heinz Field is also nearby.

Program Schedule

There are several EMS program options that are offered through the Community College of Allegheny County. The regular track program takes 14 months to complete. Classes will meet two nights a week and an average of one Saturday a month. This option provides the most amount of time to complete all of the clinical requirements.

The fast track program takes 10 months to complete, with classes meeting three nights a week and two Saturdays a month. This program is intended for students that have practical experience as an EMT and exceptional study skills.

The weekend paramedic program meets every weekend from 8 am to 5 pm and takes ten months to complete. This program is for students that have work conflicts during the evening hours.

The full time paramedic program can be completed in five months. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. This is a program for students that can commit full time to their education.

Program Prerequisites

Students must be at least 18 years old before starting the paramedic program. Additionally, students must have a high school diploma or GED, be EMT certified in the state of Pennsylvania, and have a valid BLS certification card, undergo a physical examination, have current vaccinations, and take any other tests as required before starting the clinical and field experience.

Contact Information

For more information about the current cost of the paramedic program you can email psi@ccac.edu or call 412-237-2500. You may also visit the website at www.ccac.edu for more information about the programs.