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Program Details

Becoming a paramedic equips you to 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 Lancaster Emergency Medical Services. Experienced paramedics, pre-hospital registered nurses and physicians will lead you through paramedic courses, 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 may receive the following certifications:

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

The mission of the Lancaster Consortium for Emergency Medicine Education Paramedic Education Program is to:

“To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains without extra points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.”

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In addition to meeting general admission requirements, applicants must meet the following program-specific requirements:

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 College Catalog.

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.

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

All program applicants must meet general admission requirements.

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Course Delivery

Course Delivery

This course is offered
in-person only.

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

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Meet the Faculty

Bob Hollinger

Bob Hollinger, NRP

Clinical Coordinator - Paramedic Program

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Richard Pearson


Program Director/Emergency Medical Services

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