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 ambulances, emergency rooms, and other healthcare settings.
The Associate in Science degree in Paramedic Technology provides entry-level opportunities for students to pursue a career as pre-hospital care providers. EMTs and Paramedics work in emergency medicine’s fast-paced world in ambulances, emergency rooms, doctors’ offices, and other healthcare facilities.
Paramedics provide for the patients’ needs and are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities. They educate people to take proactive measures to ensure they live healthier lives.
The goal of the EMT and paramedic 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 training program prepares licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) professionals to provide care for diverse populations within the community. For this, students need to acquire paramedic knowledge, clinical skills, highly-developed communication, and clinical reasoning and judgment skills.
Students without an EMT license can prepare for the license in a separate preliminary term and pass the licensure exam by the third term of the Paramedic Technology program.
Throughout the program curriculum, students engage in clinical and laboratory experiences to complement classroom learning.
Students that graduate from the NEIT Associate in Science in Paramedic Technology program are ready 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
As required by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), the Paramedic Technology program at New England Institute of Technology is publishing data from its 2019 Annual Report related to graduate success on the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam, student completion (retention rate) of the program, and positive job placement rates.
|NREMT Pass Rate, first attempt||100%||70% (set by National Registry Written Examination)|
|Retention Rate||100%||70% (set by CoAEMSP)|
|Positive (Job) Placement||100%||70% (set by CoAEMSP)|
In accordance with the 2019 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the 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 before 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 before accepting an offer of admission at NEIT.
Potential Career Opportunities
Once you acquire your Paramedic Technology associate degree and get your paramedic certificate, you can join other EMS professionals out in the field to help provide emergency medical care. In the United States, paramedics respond to 911 calls and provide advanced life support during trauma and medical emergencies.
You can find employment with municipal fire departments, private ambulance services, hospitals, urgent cares, corporate entities, as well as in public health among other industry avenues.
Here are some of the career opportunities for graduates from our Paramedic Technology program:.
Critical Care Transport
Is Paramedic Technology an associate degree?
Two-year paramedic associate degrees help prepare students for entry-level positions in emergency services. You can find these degrees offered at community colleges, junior colleges, and technical institutes.
Are the EMT/Paramedic classes eligible for financial aid?
Yes! All of NEIT’s Paramedic Technology courses are eligible for tuition and other forms of federal and state financial aid.
Do I need any previous EMS experience or training to enter this program?
Not at the EMT level. A student can begin with PAR 100, Basic Emergency Medical Care, and progress through the entire EMT Paramedic curriculum.
Is it possible to work full-time and attend NEIT’s Paramedic Technology program?
Many of our students have families and also work while attending school. Many students can “multi-task” and experience no problems balancing school, family, and work. We advise students to remain disciplined and practice good time management skills during the eight quarters of school.