Finger Lakes Community College is located at 63 Pulteney Street in Geneva, New York. The campus sits next to DeSales High School and is easily reached off Main Street. The Geneva Free Library is a block away. Halsey’s Firehouse Bistro is within walking distance of the campus as well.
Finger Lakes Community College offers both a certificate degree and an associate degree program for those interested in becoming a paramedic. Individuals may choose to complete the certificate program and then transfer into the associate degree program. The certificate paramedic program typically takes around 18 months to complete and the associate’s degree program takes about two years to finish.
The program offers instruction through lectures, labs, clinical experience and field internships. There are 372 hours of in hospital clinical rotations that are required and students are required to complete at least 100 to 200 hours of a field internship with an area advanced life support ambulance service.
Students must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. In order to be accepted into the paramedic program students must have EMT basic certification and must meet all of the admission requirements as stated by the college. Paramedic course students may be required to submit a physical examination, drug screening, and criminal background check before beginning their clinical rotations and field experiences.
For more information about the program you may contact the Finger Lakes Regional EMS Council by calling 315-789-0108 or by visiting their website at www.flremsc.org.