Admissions: Paramedic Program

The Paramedic Certificate program is designed to prepare a person to function in the paramedic role and to take the national and state certification exam. Employment opportunities include municipal, state and federal agencies, insurance companies, hospitals and various medical offices.

Coursework will include history and physical assessment, pathophysiology, management of shock, cardiac, respiratory, neurological and abdominal emergencies. Students will study assessment and emergency management in obstetrics, gynecology, and trauma in pediatrics, adolescents, and geriatric populations. Throughout the program, students will receive real-world clinical practice in critical care units, operating rooms, emergency departments, renal dialysis centers, labor and delivery units, and psychiatric treatment settings.

See also: Paramedic certificate overview

Paramedic Information Sessions

Attendance at an information session is required for all applicants to the Paramedic program. The Director of Admissions and the Program Coordinator will share up-to-date information about the program and answer questions about the curriculum, clinical assignments, support services and the admissions process.

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Application Procedures

Paramedic applications are processed for the Fall semester only. Applicants must submit the following credentials:

  • Submit a completed application for admissions
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED/HiSET diploma.
  • Submit official college/university transcripts from each college attended.
  • Submit a copy of his/her current Massachusetts EMT license.

After acceptance applicants will be required to:

  • Pass a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and SORI (Sexual Offender Record Information) check.
  • Meet college and state health compliance standards.
  • Have proof of malpractice and health insurance, which maybe purchased through Cape Cod Community College.

Basic Skills Assessment

All first time Cape Cod Community College students must sit for the Accuplacer Test, a Computerized Placement Test. Exceptions are made for students who have successfully completed college level English, reading and mathematics coursework.

Enrollment in the Paramedic I class requires: assessment scores that demonstrate mastery of ENL020 College Reading and Study Skills and MAT020 Pre-Algebra or completion of comparable college work.

Gainful Employment Information

The Gainful Employment Program provides students with the information they need to make informed educational choices including total program costs, loan repayment rates, and career outlooks.

See: Gainful Employment Program


For questions regarding admission to the Paramedic program, please contact the Office of Admissions: