Westchester Community College is located at 75 Grasslands Road in Valhalla, New York. The campus can be easily reached by taking the Sprain Brook Parkway into the city. Grasslands Road is also known as highway 100. The Lady Bird Johnson Garden is located on the corner of the campus.
The paramedic program that is offered by Westchester Community College is an associate degree program that consists of 64 credit hours and will take approximately two years to complete. During the program students will complete 700 hours of clinical training outside of the classroom. It is suggested to complete the required EMT courses first and to schedule CORE courses around them.
The cost of tuition for the program for students taking 12 or more credit hours per semester is $1825 for residents and $4563 per semester for non residents. Students that are attending part time pay $153 per credit if they are in state residents and $383 per credit hour if they are out of state residents.
Students must meet all of the academic requirements as stated by the college. In order to enter the paramedic program a student should meet with the curriculum chair to discuss in detail the course requirements. Students will need to pay for and submit a drug screening and criminal background check before being allowed to enter the clinical portion of the program. If you are a student with less than a year experience with an EMT job or in EMS work will have to have permission to enter the program from the Curriculum Chair.
If you are interested in learning more about the program offered through Westchester Community College, you may contact Professor Robert Gurliacci, the Curriculum Chair at 914-606-6796.