Harrisburg Area Community College is located conveniently off Interstate 81, in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. The campus is off highway 22 and Wildwood Lake is directly across the highway from the campus. While there are several campuses throughout the state, the Harrisburg campus is the only one that offers a paramedic program.
The college offers both a full time and a part time paramedic program. The part time program begins in July and November and the full time program begins at the end of January. Students will first be admitted into the program as pre-paramedic students and will work with an advisor to apply for the clinical portion of the program. Admission into the college does not guarantee admission into the paramedic program.
In order to be accepted into the paramedic program, students must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. EMT certification in Pennsylvania must be current and have at least 100 documented emergency calls. Students must complete EMS 200 or Biology 121 or 111 and Allied Health 150 with a grade of a C or above.
Students must meet with the program director and are ranked on a point system. The criteria for the point system consists of the grade in biology 121, 111, AH 150, or EMS 285, Experience as a BLS, Education, sponsorship, living in the region, preadmission examination score, BTLS, PHTLS, ALS, EVOC, HazMat Operations, NIMS, and ACLS.
Prospective students must also submit with their application a copy of their EMT certification card, letter of reference from your supervisor, 3 letters of reference, 250 word or less essay on decision making, and a 250 words or less essay on why you want to pursue the paramedic program.
For more information about the program contact the Paramedic Program Director, Craig Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Paramedic Program Coordinator, Steven Poffenberger at email@example.com.