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Paramedic Major


Pursue Your Paramedic Certificate at York Technical College

Are you interested in the medical field? Passionate about helping others? Or maybe you work well under pressure in emergency situations. Either way, a Paramedic Certification from York Technical College may be just what you're looking for. Our Paramedic Certification program provides you with the knowledge, skill, and connections you need to impact and save the lives of community members in need. Our carefully designed courses, coupled with experiential learning opportunities prepare you for the journey toward an exciting and fulfilling career in emergency and non-emergency services and in a variety of other medical settings.

What are you waiting for? Take the next steps toward becoming a certified paramedic and sign up for an orientation appointment to learn more!

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Discover Careers that Make an Impact

A paramedic is more than just the highest certified medical attendant on an ambulance. A paramedic is a leader and problem solver, who plays a crucial role in emergency medical situations. As a paramedic-in-training, you'll take courses alongside learners in your cohort to learn precisely how to respond to medical emergencies and administer life-saving care. You'll receive training in advanced airway management, medication administration, EKG interpretation, as well as in other essential areas of advanced life support to address the needs of patients. The didactic, lab, and clinical portions of the program are designed to prepare you to pass both the National Registry Paramedic cognitive and psychomotor exams.

Unlike many other institutions, York Technical College prepares you to practice your skills in a variety of clinical settings, even outside of an ambulance. As you work through your required courses, you'll gain hands-on experience, putting theory to practice with real patients in hospital clinical rotations. To ensure that you're fully prepared to begin working after you complete the program, you'll serve 180 Capstone hours on an ambulance as a team leader. This means that by the time you receive your certificate, you'll not only have an impressive resume under your belt, but the real-world experience to work in emergency and non-emergency services, hospital emergency rooms, fire departments, and on-air medical teams.

Program Overview

Technical Standards

Program Effectiveness Information

Paramedic Certification Completion Plan

Paramedic Associate Degree Completion Plan

Follow the Steps to Enroll Today

Interested in joining the program? To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent. You must also have a current National Registry EMT or Advanced EMT certification and an American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR card. If you don't have one of the two certifications previously mentioned, don't worry—we also offer EMT Programs to help you get started!

View our EMT Programs

Once you've obtained the previous certifications, you'll need to complete the following steps:

Step 1: Apply to the College.

Step 2: Fill out a FAFSA form to receive financial aid.

Step 3: Schedule a meeting with the program manager or paramedic instructor for a review of supplemental documents.

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If you have any questions or want to schedule a meeting with your program manager or paramedic instructor, feel free to contact us by email!

Assistant Vice President
Dr. Teronda McNeil

Program Director
Marie Faulkner

Lead Instructor
Ronald Calabro

Clinical Coordinator
Chris Cruzan