Which Schools Offer Online Paramedic Programs?
You can complete an online paramedic program and be ready to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic exam. Keep reading to find information on online paramedic training programs.
Overview of Online Paramedic Programs
These specialized paramedic programs allow you to complete most of your paramedic education and training online. Clinical courses are typically completed on campus.
Important Facts About Online Paramedic Programs
|Degrees/Certificates||Paramedic Associate of Arts degree/certificate; certified via state's health department|
|Prerequisites||College-level anatomy and physiology, reading and math, immunization records; some programs might require EMT/AEMT certification|
|Possible Careers||Fire departments, ambulance and rescue services, hospitals; ski resorts, job sites, cruise ships|
|Continuing Education||Certificate can count towards associate degree in Health Science; Bachelor of Science in EMS, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Allied Healthcare Management|
|Median Salary (2018)||$34,320 (for all EMTs and paramedics)|
|Job Growth (2016-2026)||15% (for all EMTs and paramedics)|
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Harrisburg Area Community College
Harrisburg Area Community College in central Pennsylvania offers a hybrid paramedic program that combines online lectures with weekly clinical lab sessions. Lab sessions are comprised of hospital and field rotations, which take place at various central Pennsylvania clinical sites. Graduates of either the certificate or associate's degree program are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT-Paramedic (NREMT-P) examination.
Lenoir Community College
Lenoir Community College in Kinston, North Carolina offers two hybrid programs in paramedic training. If you have no prior training or certification, you can complete a 32-week program that includes online courses along with in-person weekend clinical courses. If you're already an EMT-B or AEMT, you can complete a 40-week program that requires on-campus attendance Monday-Thursday during 4 separate weeks. The program also requires the separate purchase of malpractice insurance, textbooks, and uniforms. Successful completion of either program enables you to sit for the NREMT-P or state examination.
National Medical Education and Training Center
The National Medical Education and Training Center (NMETC) located in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, offers a hybrid paramedic training program. Lectures take place through a web-based virtual classroom that allows for participation. Every classroom session is recorded for subsequent review; course assignments, quizzes, and exams are completed through an online course management software system. The program concludes with an in-person clinical training session.