Paramedic

CAAHEP logoThe Massasoit Community College Paramedic Program earned accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) in May of 2017.


The Paramedic is a health care professional that cares for those injured or suddenly taken ill in the pre-hospital setting. The Paramedic Program is an eighteen month program that includes classroom, in hospital clinical rotations and field internships. The program prepares the student to practice in the field and to be eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s (EMT) Paramedic certification exam.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • To provide individuals with career preparation associated with Entry-Level and Advanced Practitioner Paramedic care competencies with consideration of the needs and expectations of the program's communities of interest
  • To provide a curriculum that leads to eligibility for the national credentialing process, entry into the Massachusetts licensure process, and employment in Para medicine
  • To promote the development of those intellectual skills that foster critical thinking and problem solving that are necessary for life-long learning
  • To provide students with the skills necessary to communicate effectively within the healthcare community
  • To promote the development of life- long professional attitudes and values
  • To understand and manage self, to function effectively in social and professional environments and to make reasonable judgments based on understanding the diversity of the world community. Please visit The Office of Diversity & Inclusion web page for more information
  • To locate, understand, evaluate and synthesize, information and data in a technological and data driven society

The Paramedic Certificate program is a selective admissions program.

The potential candidate must complete the Paramedic Program Application and the Massasoit Community College Application

For semester by semester guide, please see the Paramedic Program Academic Map

For information about the admissions process please contact:

Scott Meagher
Director, Paramedic Program
Office:  508-588-9100 x4007
Email Scott
James Blandino
Advisement Counselor
Office: 508-588-9100 x4003
Email James
Massasoit Community College
49 Union Street
Middleborough, MA 02346-2245
508-588-9100 x4005

Request Info form


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Information Sessions
View the scheduled dates for Information Sessions, and to register for one online.


Additional Information


Program Documents
  • Initial rrequirements, for application, to the Paramedic Program:
  • Must have current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification prior to application and maintain current certification throughout the program
  • Attend an information session

The Paramedic provides:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Advanced Airway Management
  • Vascular Access
  • EKG Interpretation and Treatment
  • Emergency Pharmacology
  • Management of Medical Emergencies
  • Management of Trauma Emergencies

Career Opportunities
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of jobs in 2012 were 239,100. The job is projected to grow for 2012-2022 by 23% (faster than average 11%). Projected Employment Change 2012-2022 is 55,300 new Paramedics.

Nationwide Employment Opportunities
National Registry certification allows for reciprocity in most of the United States.

Salary Outlook
According to the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), the national average salary is $41,085 per year (2014).

Job Opportunities
Municipalities, Fire Departments, private ambulance companies, hospitals, clinics.

Related Job Titles
EMT-Paramedic, Paramedic

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
Year # of studentsPercentage passed
2014No Students Eligiblen/a
2015No Students Eligiblen/a
2016 As of June 2016: 
First Attempt Written580%
First Attempt Practical4100%
Retention Rate - 88%