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Paramedic Certificate

Get ready to save lives, help others and lead a team of medical professionals in providing quality care when it matters most.


Paramedics provide immediate treatment to victims of illness and injury. Their leadership and expertise play critical roles in public health and safety during medical emergencies, rescue operations, mass casualties, fires and crime scenes.

Our paramedic program is a collaboration with the Lancaster Emergency Medical Services. Experienced paramedics, pre-hospital registered nurses and physicians will lead you through lectures, skill sessions and clinical field training. In addition to being eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic Certification exam, you’ll also receive the following certifications:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • International Trauma Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

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Advanced Placement

The Lancaster Consortium for Emergency Medicine Education does not currently offer advanced placement to students who are seeking to graduate or become eligible to sit for the National Registry or state examination at the paramedic level. All students seeking to graduate or become eligible for the National Registry or state examination must complete all of the requirements of the Lancaster Consortium for Emergency Medicine Education.


This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. See more accreditation information.

Will I be successful?

Initial EnrollmentGraduatedRateNumber Who Took ExamNumber PassedPass RateJobs within 6 monthsRate
2015181372.00% 131077.00%1077%


Applicants to the Paramedic Program must be at least 18 years of age and:

  • Be a high school graduate or have a GED
  • Have current certification as an EMT
  • Have a valid driver’s license

Applicants should also be prepared to meet the physical and core performance standards detailed in the Student Handbook.


12-month program consisting of approximately 1,200 hours of classroom, clinical and field experience.