Hudson Valley Community College Workforce Development Institute is located n Troy, NY at 80 Vandenburgh Ave. The main campus is on Highway 4, which are a few blocks away. The location of both the Institute and the campus is near the North Greenbush Town Park.
Hudson Valley Community College offers both a paramedic certificate program and an associate degree paramedic education program. The certificate program is designed to allow individuals to move on from the program to complete their associate’s degree if they desire.
The paramedic certificate program is a 15 course series that will lead to certification as a paramedic. During the courses students will complete classroom hours, clinical rotations, and a field internship.
The clinical portion of the course consists of four components that take place inside local emergency departments and with paramedic units in the field.
The field internship is divided into two courses that allow students to practice and gain experience in the field. The second phase of the internship is the final evaluation and students are expected to perform as an entry level paramedic.
The cost per semester for a full time student who is a New York resident is $1850. The cost per semester for an out of state resident is $5500 per semester. This price does not include the cost of books, materials, lab fees and other costs associated with the program.
Students entering the paramedic courses must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. Prospective students must complete Math 1, Algebra, or a unit of academic math and a college level Biology course.
Before completing clinical rotations students must submit to a drug screen and criminal background check. Failure of these may result in not being able to complete the clinical portion of the program.
Students are expected to maintain a C average or above and failure to do so may result in suspension or removal from the program.
For more information about the program you may contact Patricia G. Hyland, the Program Chairperson at 518-629-7454.