The Paramedic Technology associate degree from New England Institute of Technology will prepare you for a rewarding and in-demand career in emergency medicine. A mix of classroom and hands-on learning builds the skills needed for entry-level opportunities caring for patients in rescue vehicles, emergency rooms, and other healthcare settings.
Associate in Science Degree
The Associate in Science Degree in Paramedic Technology provides entry-level opportunities for students to pursue a career as pre-hospital care providers. Paramedics work in the fast-paced world of emergency medicine in rescue vehicles and emergency rooms as well as in doctors' offices and other health care facilities. Paramedics provide for the needs of their patients and are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities. They educate people to take proactive measures to ensure they live a healthier life. The goal of the program is “to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.”
This paramedic program prepares licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) professionals to provide care for diverse populations within the community. In order to do so, students need to acquire paramedic knowledge, clinical skills, highly-developed communication and clinical reasoning and judgment skills. Students without an EMT license are able to prepare for the license in a separate preliminary term and must pass the licensure exam by the third term of the Paramedic Technology program.
Throughout the curriculum, students engage in clinical and laboratory experiences to complement classroom learning.
Graduates of the New England Tech Associate Degree in Paramedic Technology are prepared to work in a wide variety of emergency settings, as well as hospitals, home health care, long-term care, healthcare clinics, public health, and outpatient care, and are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician paramedic level exam.
The New England Institute of Technology Paramedic Technology program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). 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.
To contact CoAEMSP Executive Office:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX: (214) 703-8992
Program Pass Rates: 2019-Present
NREMT Written = 100%
NREMT Practical = 66%
Retention = 82%
Positive Placement = 100%
Please note: The percentages above reflect students who are still in waiting for testing.
In accordance with the 2019 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, New England Institute of Technology hereby discloses only that the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure as Paramedics in the State of Rhode Island. The applicable licensing board in Rhode Island may impose additional requirements on candidates prior to granting a license, we encourage you to investigate those requirements. NEIT has not determined whether the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in any other states or territories and we encourage you to investigate the requirements in your state or territory prior to accepting an offer of admission at NEIT.
Associate in Science Degree
Paramedic Technology Program Mission and Philosophy
The New England Institute of Technology Paramedic Technology program seeks to prepare paramedics at the associate level to practice in today’s complex and highly technological health care system. The mission of the program is to prepare individuals as professionals whose practice reflects evidence-based, ethical, and articulate membership in the paramedic profession.
The goal of the Paramedic Technology (PAR) program is “to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.”
- The PAR program will prepare students to sit for the national certification examination.
- The PAR program will endeavor to instill in the student a sense of commitment to the Paramedic profession’s core values and ethics.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Use their paramedic education to provide safe, culturally competent, and patient-centered care across the lifespan.
- Communicate effectively with diverse patients, families, support systems, and the allied health team to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
- Apply evidence-based, clinical judgments to deliver safe, quality paramedic care.
- Demonstrate caring and ethical interventions that incorporate patient and family advocacy.
- Collaborate with members of the allied health team to optimize patient outcomes.
- Utilize patient care technologies and information management systems to support safe processes of care across the healthcare continuum.
- Demonstrate professional accountability and commitment to standards of professional practice within legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks.
- Integrate leadership principles to advocate for safe, quality outcomes of patient care across the healthcare continuum.
Associate in Science Degree
- PAR 100 Basic EMT
- PAR 110 Introduction to Advanced Pre-Hospital Care
- PAR 115 Pharmacology for Advanced Pre-Hospital Care
- PAR 120 Cardiology and Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- PAR 123 Advanced Pre-Hospital Care
- PAR 130 Patient Assessment and Human Systems
- PAR 242 Trauma Management
- PAR 247 Clinical I (off campus)
- PAR 250 Topics in Advanced Life Support
- PAR 254 OB/Pediatrics
- PAR 257 Clinical II (off campus)
- PAR 262 Transport Special Considerations
- PAR 267 Capstone Project
- BIO 107 Comprehensive Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab
- BIO 127 Comprehensive Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab
- BIO 231 Comprehensive Pathophysiology
- EN 100 Introduction to College Writing
- EN 110 Healthcare Communication Skills (online)
- MA 109 Math for Life Science
- PS 140 Lifespan Development (online)
- PS 201 Introduction to Psychology
- SP 203 Spanish for Healthcare Workers