The Paramedic Program is a cooperative effort
between Lourdes, United Health
Services, and Broome Community College
(BCC), which also has access to the expertise and resources of
other area hospitals and EMS agencies.
The program includes 336 hours, 233 lab hours, 251 clinical
hours, 260 internship hours, and 120 internship evaluation
Students earn a minimum of 36 college credit hours through
Broome Community College.
Clinical rotations allows students to develop confidence dealing
with patients and perform skills in a controlled environment.
The field internship will allow the student to integrate
knowledge from the classroom with hands-on skills developed in the
clinical rotations and apply them to field practice under the
supervision of a paramedic preceptor.
Successful course completion allows students
- Become eligible for certification as a Paramedic in New York
- Meet eligibility requirements to become a Nationally Registered
- Become eligible to complete AAS Paramedicine through Broome
Our 2001 Paramedic class will include a daytime and/or evening
class subject to enrollment. The Paramedic Program, slated to begin
August 2000, follows the 1999 NYS Paramedic curriculum. Note that
the Paramedic schedule does not follow the BCC
Prior to admission into the Paramedic Program, the
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Be currently certified as a basic EMT in New York State. **Card
must remain current throughout the entire Paramedic Program.
- Have a minimum of one year EMS experience practicing as an EMT
in the field or equivalent experience.
- Pre-screening evaluation will be required. This may include a
written, oral, or practical skill evaluation/examination.
- Complete an interview with the Program Coordinator and Medical
- Apply and be admitted to Broome Community College.
- Submit your high school and/or college transcripts to B.C.
If you meet the program's prerequisites,
call the Southern Tier Paramedic Program at 607-778-5387 to request