Paramedic is the highest ALS Prehospital level provider. Candidates in this course undergo over 9 months of classroom training. The main subject areas for the program are advanced anatomy & physiology, pharmacology, neurology, endocrinology, electrophysiology and others related to advanced patient care. Candidates are also required to complete clinical internship with Physicians and Nurses to master their assessment, critical reasoning and treatment skills. Students must also take part in field internships under a preceptor. This is done to ensure that students have mastered the trade. This program requires candidates to spend 18 months completing their training. Once that is completed, students will take the National Written exam and practical skills exam. Within the program, students will also receive certification(s) in Advanced Cardiac Life support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).
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Student Graduation & Certification Statistics
Earn up to 42 College Credits
We are proud to be a recognized Training Sponsor for Charter Oak College. This affiliation allows a pathway for students to earn up to 42 college credits. Paramedic students who successfully complete at least one semester between April 2017 and March 2024 are eligible to apply for college credit, for a fee payable to Charter Oak College. We encourage students interested in applying for college credit to contact Charter Oak Admissions (charteroak.edu) and your Paramedic Program Director to learn more.
Anatomy and Physiology I (no lab): 3 credits, lower division level *
Anatomy and Physiology II (no lab): 3 credits, lower division level *
Beginning Paramedic I: 6 credits, lower division level
Beginning Paramedic II: 6 credits, lower division level
Beginning Paramedic III: 6 credits, lower division level
Clinical Rotation: 6 credits, lower division level
Field Internship: 6 credits, lower division level
Pharmacology: 6 credits, lower division level **
* Must successfully complete Paramedic I and II to receive credit for Anatomy & Physiology I & II
** Must successfully complete Paramedic I, II, and III to receive credit for Pharmacology
Our educational partner, Charter Oak College, may offer advance placement, transfer of credits, and credits for experiential learning. Our Paramedic education program does not offer advanced placement, transfer of credits, or credits for experiential learning.
*The New England Paramedic Education Consortium Paramedic Program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professionals (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.*
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
To contact CoAEMSP:
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088
National EMS Institute is State accredited through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Technicians and the State of Rhode Island Department of Public Health. NEI hosts nationally accredited training courses through the NREMT and operates under a Letter of Review from CoAEMSPs. National EMS Institute, Inc. reserves the right to change course times and locations to serve our students better.