LaGuardia Community College is located at 31-10 Thomson Avenue in Long Island City, New York. The campus can be easily reached off the Long Island Expressway. The streets around the campus include 47th Ave. and Skillman Ave. The City View Racquet Club is across the street and the International High School is on campus as well.
LaGuardia Community College offers an associate degree program in paramedic science. The EMT paramedic degree consists of 60 credit hours and will take approximately two years to complete when attending full time. The program consists of lectures and labs, clinicals, and field experience. During the clinical portion of the program practical skill lessons take place at the college and during clinical rotations at local affiliated institutions. It is important to note that there are mandatory practical skills sessions that meet only on Saturdays.
When first entering the paramedic education course, students are considered to be in the “pre-clinical” phase of the program. Students must meet all of the academic requirements of the college to enter the program. In order to advance to the clinical portion of the program students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, is a current student, and have current EMT basic certification with a minimum of 200 hours or six months of experiences. Students must successfully complete the Paramedic Program entrance examinations. An interview with the program director is also required.
The number of seats available for the program is limited and students will be ranked based on the number of credits they completed at the college, total number of credits, GPA, and the date of application to the program.
For more information about the program you may call the office at 718-482-5321.
It is recommended that students talk with a faculty advisor or counselor before completing the application process.