The Paramedic degree program is designed to wrap around the 15-course series that leads to the Paramedic certificate. The degree program allows you to complete your EMT-Basic and EMT-Internship during your first year of study.

Paramedics interact with critically ill and injured patients and administer medication for emergencies ranging from heart attacks to emergency childbirths.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation.

This program is offered by the Cardiorespiratory and Emergency Medicine Department.

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Career Opportunities

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Job placement has always been very high, with near 100 percent placement for recent graduates.
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Recent employers have included: Albany County Sheriff's Department, Bennington Rescue Squad, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Emergency Corps, Glens Falls Fire Department, Malta Ambulance and Mohawk Ambulance Service.
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In the Capital Region, the median salary (as of 2016) is approximately $40,000 for those employed as a paramedic.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Patricia Hyland
400 Jordan Road, Suite B (second floor)

NOTE: Please contact Robert Philip at with any questions related to the Paramedic and Community and Public Health programs.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.