Paramedic Program Earns National Accreditation
Jan. 19, 2018 – On January 11, 2018 the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs – the largest programmatic accreditor of the health sciences professions – granted the Massasoit Community College Paramedic Certificate program full national accreditation.
Massasoit’s Paramedic program began at the College’s Middleborough Center in the fall of 2014, operating with a CoA Letter of Review indicating that that the program met the appropriate standards and guidelines to operate the program and that our Paramedic program graduates will meet the eligibility requirement of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic certification examination. Massasoit graduated its first class of paramedics in the spring of 2016; since the program’s inception, certified paramedics have seen 100% employment placement.
The Emergency Medical Services Suite houses not only the paramedic certificate program, but also continuing education training at all levels: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), National Core Competencies programs, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Our state-of-the-art education and training facility was designed with National Registry standards in mind. The most recent addition to the training program is the private donation of an ambulance which will be used as a mobile training lab for students, due to come into service this spring.=
“This important program meets a critical workforce need in our region and beyond,” said Scott Meagher, director of the paramedic certificate program. “Earning our accreditation is a critical milestone for the paramedic program, and confirms what we’ve long known: this program will continue to grow and become a leader in Emergency Medical Services education.”
Accreditation was granted upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoA EMSP), and is valid through January 31, 2023.