Program Description

College-approved Certificate

The Paramedic Certificate Program is an seventeen month program that includes classroom work, 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 EMTs Paramedic certification exam.

Special Requirements of the Program:

Applicants must:

  1. Have achieved their EMT certification prior to application, maintain certification throughout the program, and submit a copy of their certification card.
  2. Submit documentation of high school graduation, GED/HiSET completion, or other state approved equivalency (transcript or diploma). All foreign high school transcripts must be evaluated.
  3. Submit all official college transcripts from other institutions attended.
  4. Submit all required health records/immunizations prior to the start of the program.
  5. Attend an information session.
  6. Grant permission for a CORI/SORI check.
  7. Submit three letters of reference.
  8. Submit a letter of personal interest.
  9. Have completed English Comp I and Contemporary Math or their equivalent having earned a transferable grade prior to making application to the Paramedic program.
  • All items must be submitted together to the Admissions Office. Incomplete applications received in the mail or in person will not be reviewed and will be returned.
  • Priority consideration will be given to students who have successfully completed Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, Survey of Human Form and Function, English Composition I, and Contemporary Math or higher. All applicants will be scored using a rubric.

The Paramedic Certificate is a selective admissions program. Admissions into the program are on hold until further notice.

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

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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 paramedic jobs in 2012 were 239,100. The job is projected to grow from 2012 to 2022 by 23% (faster than the average 11% job growth). Projected employment change from 2012 to 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, the national average salary is $50,835 per year (2016).

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

Related Job Titles
EMT-Paramedic, Paramedic

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
  # of students Percentage passed
2014 No Students Eligible n/a
2015 No Students Eligible n/a
First Attempt Written Exam 5 80%
First Attempt Practical Exam 4 100%
Retention Rate 88%
First Attempt Written Exam 19 95%
First Attempt Practical Exam 18 100%
Initial Written Exam 14 87.50%
Initial Practical Exam 14 100%
Retention – 100%
Positive Job Placement  100%
Initial Written Exam 73.30%
Initial Practical Exam 100%
Attrition 7%
Retention 93%
Positive Job Placement 100%
2021 CoAEMSP Statistics
Initial Written Exam 87.50%
Initial Practical Exam 100%
Attrition 0%
Retention 100%
Positive Job Placement 100%
2022 CoAEMSP Statistics
Initial Written Exam 72.70%
Initial Practical Exam 100%
Attrition 0%
Retention 100%
Positive Job Placement 100%

  • Selective admissions program
  • Not Financial Aid Eligible