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Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, A.A.S.

Save Lives for a Living

In matters of life and death, be the first on the scene. Become an expert in the art and science of out-of-hospital medicine with DCC's Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program.


Credits to earn your degree


Semesters of study for most students


credits in hands-on clinical placements

What You'll Study in Our Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Program

The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic degree at DCC prepares you to safely and expertly assess injured and sick patients outside the hospital setting. You'll also learn to effectively collaborate with a range of allied health professionals to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.

At program's end, you’ll be ready to get to work immediately saving lives as a fully credentialed EMT paramedic. Become the one who comes to someone's rescue with DCC.


Sample Courses

PAR 108: Paramedic Prep and Operations
Familiarize yourself with curriculum requirements and explore various field operations and procedures

PAR 106: Pharmacology and IV Therapy
An introduction to pharmacological agents, with an emphasis on physiological drug interactions

BIO 115: Anatomy and Physiology
The biological, chemical and physical principles affecting body system interactions in health and disease


Where Do EMT / Paramedic Grads Go?

Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601