EMT – PARAMEDIC CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The EMT – Paramedic Certificate Program is conducted under the auspices of LaGuardia’s Division of Adult and Continuing Education. This one-year program is designed for individuals who wish to solely obtain certification as an EMT – Paramedic.
Certificate Program students attend classes together with degree students and fulfill all of the same didactic and practical skills as well as clinical requirements as degree students. The major differences are as follows:
Certificate students are not required to take the college placement exams or any basic skills classes.
Certificate students are not required to take Human Anatomy I and II classes prior to taking the Paramedic course.
Certificate students do not benefit from CUNY tuition rates, nor are they eligible for the financial aid given only to degree students, such as the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and federal PELL grants.
Certificate students achieve their certification in one year instead of two.
Certificate students may earn an AAS Degree when they return to LaGuardia to take the additional required courses. Returning students will be granted 36 credits for their EMT and Paramedic training and, upon completion of an additional 24 credits, can complete their AAS Degree.