The Paramedic Program, administered by the Allied Health Sciences Department provides the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to function in advanced pre-hospital care. The curriculum follows the guidelines established by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs, as well as those of the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

Program Policy

In order to maintain eligibility in the program, students must attain an average of "C" or better in all EMC-courses. Students who register for the EMC 100 course must have an overall GPA of 2.00 or higher to stay in the course. Students who fail any course must repeat the entire program. Students who have been academically dismissed must attain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or better in order to re-enter the Paramedic Program.

Upon successful completion of the two-year curriculum, students will be awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree. Upon completion of the Paramedic portion of the program, students will be eligible to take the New York City Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) Certification Examination, the National Registry of EMT/Paramedics Certification Examination, Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification. Advanced standing status will be considered. New York State Licensed Paramedics are granted advanced academic standing and have the opportunity to complete the liberal arts and sciences sequence and earn the A.A.S. degree.

NOTE: Admission to the Paramedic sequence occurs in September only. All students must complete any remedial requirements prior to admission to the Paramedic sequence. All students are required to show proof of physical examination, per New York State Department of Health requirements for hospital personnel. All students must be currently licensed New York State EMT's and have a GPA of 2.5 or better.

The Borough of Manhattan Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

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1. For students whose first language is not English, SPE 102 will satisfy this requirement.

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