The Lourdes Hospital Paramedic Program at SUNY Broome Community College. The Lourdes Paramedic program's mission is to provide the community with outstanding paramedics in a timely and affordable manner. Offered are an associate degree (AAS) and the opportunity to sit for the NYS examination for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P).
The curriculum is segmented into small courses. Courses are scheduled afternoons and evenings, meeting three times a week. The A.A.S degree can be completed over 2 years with one summer semester. Qualified students, with the approval of the Program Director may design a customized full-time or part-time program. NYS Paramedic certification can be achieved in 12 months.
This permits students on a part-time track to obtain an AEMT certification about halfway through the program.
The Lourdes Paramedic Program at Sunybroome is also known as the Southern Tier Paramedic Program (S.T.P.P.) and is a collaborative effort between SUNY Broome Community College, Lourdes Hospital. Lourdes Hospital is the NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Services Training Sponsor.
Prior to admission a student must:
Prior to starting the Paramedic Course sequence a student must:
Admission to the College and finishing General Education requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the Lourdes Paramedic Program.
Program follows the national standards curriculum determined by the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration. Program requires a minimum of 600 classroom hours, 560 hospital clinical hours and 440 hours of ambulance ride time.
Students are eligible to take the New York State Paramedic practical and written exams upon successful completion of all PMD courses (9) and Human Biology.
Successful completion of core paramedic curriculum is required to be eligible to take the New York State written and practical examinations.
Paramedic Program Administrator and Student Advisor