Erie Community College has an EMT paramedic training program that offers students the necessary courses for certification at the EMT-Basic level on through to paramedic. These courses include a variety of schedules to meet specific needs of potiential students.
Erie Community College offers three educational campus locations in the state; the North Campus, South Campus, and the City Campus. The EMT/Paramedic program is currently only available at the South campus, which is located at 4041 Southwestern Boulevard in Orchard Park, New York. Southwestern Blvd. is also Hwy. 20 and the campus can be reached off Interstate 90, taking the Big Tree Road exit.
There are 3 EMT-Basic courses available, two in the evening, one in the day, and two EMT-Intermediate (level I) courses.
The paramedic certificate program that is offered through Erie Community college is a full time program with day and evening classes offered to accommodate the traditional student and the non-traditional adult student who may need evening classes. The two-semester, 52-week Paramedic Program begins in August and concludes the following August. The first 32 weeks of the course consists of a mixture of lectures and lab work. In addition, students will perform clinical rotations at various emergency departments, operating rooms, labor and delivery rooms, and morgues of affiliated hospitals. Students will also spend time at the gross anatomy lab at Daemen College.
The last 20 weeks of the course is spent primarily on clinical rotations and a field internship.
If interested in the EMT education program students must first contact the EMT department at the South campus for a preliminary advisement meeting. Before registering a student must interview with the department faculty.
EMT Course Prerequisites
An individual must:
•Have a high school diploma or GED
•Be certified as an EMT basic
•Pass a math competency test
•Obtain a physical examination and all required immunizations
•Have a clean criminal background check
•It is highly recommended a candidate has prior experience as an EMT
Additionally, students must pass a basic math and English entrance examination or enroll in a non-credit math course at ECC and/or an English course.
For more information about the program the south campus phone number is 716-851-1003. You may also call the EMT department of the South Campus at 716-851-1781.
Main Campus: 45 Oak Street – 121 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
North Campus: 6205 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221
South Campus: 4041 Southwestern Blvd. Orchard Park, NY 14127