Nov 26, 2022  
College Catalog 2021 - 2023 
  
College Catalog 2021 - 2023

Paramedic Studies, A.S.


* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Admission Requirements


  • Diploma High School Diploma or GED
  • Session Attend a mandatory Information Session
  • License Possess a valid driver’s license
  • EMT Complete one year experience as an Emergency Medical Technician or equivalent
  • CPR Possess a current American Heart Association, Basic Life Support Health Care Provider Card
  • Credits: 4 *
  • Credits: 3 *

Total Credits: 7


Admission Requirements Advising Note

  • Submit letter of completion of one year experience as an EMT on company letterhead
  • Ten panel drug testing and medical clearances
  • As a prerequisite for a clinical placement or internship this program requires that all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193 or visit https://www.bhcc.edu/studentcentral/academicrecords/coriandsorichecks/

Total Credits: 13


Semester 1 Advising Note

  • Successful completion of EMS-205  and EMS-214  with a grade of B- or higher is required to advance in the program.

Total Credits: 13


Semester 2 Advising Note

  • Successful completion of EMS-206  and EMS-215  with a grade of B- or higher is required to advance in the program.

Total Credits: 5


Semester 3 Advising Note

  • Successful completion of EMS-207  and EMS-216  with a grade of B- or higher is required to advance in the program.

Total Credits: 5


  • Successful completion of EMS-208  and EMS-217  with a grade of B- or higher is required to advance in the program.

Semester 5


Total Credits: 3


Semester 6


  • Credits: 3 *
  • Credits: 3 *
  • GenEd -E General Education Elective Credits: 3
    This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.
    Choose a course from the General Education Scientific Reasoning, Community/Cultural Contexts, Creative Work or Elective Menus.
  • Credits: 3 *
  • GenEd -CW Creative Work Credits: 3
    This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work (Formerly Area 6)
    Choose one course from Creative Work Menu

Total Credits: 15-16


Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:


  • After successful completion of the program, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion enabling him or her to apply for and take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic written and practical examinations.
  • Participants who successfully pass the NREMT certification examination may go onto practice with fire departments, private ambulance services, third service ambulance services, hospital emergency departments, and various clinical settings where advanced emergency care is require.

Career Outlook


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics will grow nine percent between 2008 and 2018, which is about as fast as the average percentage for all occupations (www.BLS.gov). As our population ages and individuals face increased medical concerns, the likelihood of medical emergencies will increase; thus increasing the need forEMTs and paramedics. In addition emergency rooms are frequently overcrowded, which increases the amount of time that the EMTs and paramedics must spend with each patient. This is also likely to increase the number of potential positions. Job prospects are expected to be good since paid employees are needed to replace volunteers who have a high turnover rate.