• Paramedic Program

    Why choose our Paramedic program?
    Paramedics are an important part of the health care community, providing immediate treatment to victims of illness or injury.  First on the scene at the site of an emergency, they are typically the highest level of health care provider to respond.  Their leadership and expertise play a critical role in public health care and safety during medical emergencies, rescue operations, mass casualty situations, fires and crime scenes.  With this position comes a high degree of responsibility, the ability to act quickly and excellent communication skills.  If the thought of savings lives, helping others and leading a team of medical professionals motivates you, then check out our Paramedic program.


    Will I be successful?

    Year Graduation Certification Examination Job Replacement
    Initial Enrollment Graduated Rate Number Who Took Exam Number Passed Pass Rate Jobs within 6 months Rate
    2016 30              
    2015 18 13 72%  13 10 77% 10 77%
    2014 25 12 48% 12 12 100%    
    2013 16 11 69% 11 11 100% 11 100%
    2012 25 13 52% 13 12 92% 12 92%
    2011 15 10 67% 10 8 80% 8 100%
    2010 21 11 53% 11 10 91% 10 100%

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    What will I learn?
    The Paramedic program is a collaborative effort between PA College and Lancaster EMS.  Experienced paramedics, pre-hospital RNs and physicians will lead your class through lectures, skill sessions and clinical field training.  Once you have successfully completed the program, you will be eligible to take the certification exam to become a nationally registered paramedic.  Additionally, you will earn a variety of other certifications during the program including ropes rescue and vehicle rescue awareness.

    What is the job outlook?
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a 29% faster than average job growth is expected through 2020.  For more information regarding the average salary, working conditions and job availability for a career in this field, click here to view the PA Department of Labor & Industry’s occupation profile.


    What are the physical requirements?
    Applicants should be prepared to meet the physical and core performance standards for this field. All requirements are available in the Student Handbook.

    What is the cost of the program?
    Click here for current tuition rates.

    Program Accreditation
    This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763