The Paramedic certificate program at Cape Cod Community College is designed to assist the student to prepare for the State Certificate Exam for Paramedic. The program offers current certified Emergency Medical Technicians and Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians an opportunity to prepare to advance to the level of Paramedic. Paramedics possess a comprehensive and multifaceted pre-hospital skill set that is essential in patient care. Students in the Paramedic certificate program will learn advanced skills including patient assessment, intravenous therapy, medication therapy, cardiology and more.Apply Request Info
|EMS203||Advanced Pre-Hospital Training Program: Paramedic I||10|
|EMS204||Advanced Pre-Hospital Training Program: Paramedic II||10|
|EMS211||Paramedic Clinical Experience||5|
|EMS221||Paramedic Field Internship & Capstone||4|
Class schedules may extend beyond the traditional semester.
Special tuition/fees are charged.
Students are recommended to attend the Paramedic information session prior to the start of the program.
In order to be eligible for, and successfully complete, the Paramedic Program, certain physical and behavioral standards are required as part of the program and clinical/ lab experience. These technical standards have been developed using the U.S. Department of Labor's skills and abilities for those working in a medical setting. Some clinical work experience opportunities may have additional requirements beyond the technical standards listed here and requirements may vary by agency. Students must satisfy these requirements to participate in the clinical internship and field/capstone internship.
These technical standards are established in accordance with Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act. All students must be able to satisfy these standards with or without reasonable accommodation. These include:
Communication (Verbal and Non-Verbal)
Physical Strength (Gross Motor Control)
Manual Dexterity (Fine Motor Movement)
Massachusetts Office of Emergency Services (OEMS) Technical Standards
Be capable of all duties as set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services 105 CMR 170.00.
Upon successful completion of the Paramedic Certificate program, students are able to:
Upon successful completion of the NREMT psychomotor and cognitive exams, the student will be eligible for his/her Paramedic certification.
Goals and Objectives
The goal of Cape Cod Community College's Paramedic Certificate program is to educate and prepare competent, paramedic ALS providers to serve in both the public and private medical sectors.
Cape Cod Community College understands it takes years as a provider to become comfortable with patient treatment. Our goal is to help all students understand these processes. In addition, CCCC stresses a focus on knowledge, skills, abilities, professionalism and how to adapt to the dynamic environment of paramedicine. Scene dynamics, environment and patient conditions are continuously changing. Teaching adaptation, open-mindedness and competencies in these areas is necessary for a successful paramedic.
This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.
Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment for Emergency Medical Technicials and Paramedics will grow much faster than the national average for all occupations through 2026. Job growth is expected to be at about 15%. (The balance Careers)
Locally, in the coming years, the baby-boomer generation will continue to retire thus opening up a wide-range of job opportunities in the EMS field as paramedics.
Full Time Faculty
Matt Malone, Program Director