Community Services

Paramedic Education

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will develop conceptual, technical, and interpersonal competence by meeting all knowledge (cognitive), skill (psychomotor), and behavioral (affective) objectives of the National Standard Curricula and New York State Department of Health.  
  2. Students will develop contextual, integrative, and adaptive competence of a professional entry-level paramedic.
  3. Students will demonstrate a level of knowledge, skills and values necessary to be capable of functioning as both in-hospital and out-of-hospital providers.   
  4. Students will apply the fundamental knowledge of the Emergency Medical System (EMS).

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:

  1. have a high school diploma or an equivalent;
  2. apply and be admitted to SUNY Broome Community College;
  3. submit a completed paramedic program application;

Prior to starting the Paramedic Course sequence a student must:

  1. meet with the EMT Paramedic Program Director/advisor for specific information;
  2. hold a valid New York State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification, and have held such certification for a minimum of 3 months (NYS
    EMT certification can be completed through SUNY Broome via EMT 110 which is offered fall, spring and summer semesters);
  3. maintain a valid NYS EMT certification while enrolled in any PMD designated course;
  4. submit two letters of recommendation;
  5. successfully complete an interview;
  6. have a minimum of 1 year of EMT crew-chief experience or be successfully completing a minimum of 50 hours of BLS ambulance clinical time;

Admission to the College and finishing General Education requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the Lourdes Paramedic Program.



Fall Semester 16 Credits


Spring Semester 16 Credits



Fall Semester 15 Credits


Spring Semester 14 Credits


Summer Semester 3 Credits




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
David Tinklepaugh
Office: Business Building, Room 002
Telephone: 607 778-5542

Program Supervisor
Kerry Weber, Chairperson
Office: Business Building, Room 107
Telephone: 607 778-5008

Program Coordinator
James Sheerin
Office: Business Building, Room 234
Telephone: 607-778-5139


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