Paramedic Admissions

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Submit an Application

All programs start with an application, accessed using the button below. Submitting this will kick-start the admissions process.

Complete an Interview

Once your application is processed, a member of our admission team will reach out to schedule a phone interview.

Start Your Program

If admitted into the program of your choice, we’ll get you through your final steps so you’ll be ready for your first class!

What are the admission requirements to apply for the paramedic program?

Paramedic Program Requirements:

  1. Current EMT-B certification
  2. Current CPR certification
  3. Photo ID
  4. Proof of health insurance
  5. High school diploma or G.E.D.
  6. Completion of an oral interview 
  7. Anatomy & Physiology Course Completed: This requirement can be met through a previous college credit course or acknowledgment that you will complete an A&P course within the first 90 days of your paramedic program as a co-requisite. Please ask about our third-party self-paced Online Anatomy & Physiology course during your interview, if needed.
When does the Paramedic Program start?

Sessions of the Online Local Paramedic Program starts every January, May and September.

Sessions of the Distance Live Paramedic Program starts every January, May and September.

Sessions of the Distance Pre-Recorded Paramedic Program starts every September.

The Daytime Campus Paramedic Program starts every September.

The Evening Campus Paramedic Program starts every January.

See our Upcoming Courses page for more information.

What is the deadline to apply?

NMETC does not set application deadlines. Our applications stay open until the class is full. Please be advised that our Distance Paramedic Program does fill up quickly, so please make sure to apply for your preferred start date as early as possible. 

How much experience as an EMT do I need before applying to the paramedic program?

Though NMETC does not have a specific requirement, we prefer that students have 8 to 12 months of EMT experience before applying. We also accept equivalent experience. If you have any additional questions about how your experience qualifies, please contact NMETC at 508-510-3666. 

Do I need to complete a college level Anatomy and Physiology course before I apply for the paramedic program?

No. College level anatomy and physiology is not required to apply to the paramedic program but is a requirement to join the paramedic program. If you have already taken A&P and received a 75% or higher, you can submit your transcripts. 

If you have not taken A&P at a college level, you can still apply and may enroll in a college course or in a self-paced A&P course we offer through a third-party vendor in order to satisfy our requirement. You will have 90 days from the first day of the paramedic program to complete your A&P course with a 75% or higher.

What is the difference between the Live Paramedic Program and the Pre-Recored Paramedic Program?
Our Live Online Paramedic Program is scheduled to meet in our virtual classroom twice a week. This experience allows students, who learn best from interacting with an instructor and their peers, to do so in real time.

Our Pre-Recorded Program uses the same great lectures that are used in our live program, but gives students the flexibility to do the classes when it’s convenient for them. This course is driven by our course syllabus with deadlines to keep students on track for learning.

How long is the Paramedic Program?

The NMETC Paramedic Program is a minimum of 1168 hours. On average, the course takes 16 to 18 months to complete.

What is Bootcamp?

If you decide to take the Online Distance Paramedic Program, you will be required to attend a 12-day lab skills Bootcamp at the end of the didactic portion of your program. The Bootcamp is held on our campus in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

I want to take your online live program, but my schedule doesn’t allow me to attend the online classes live. Can I still take the course?

Yes! If you are unable to be in front of your computer during the live lecture for any reason, you have five days from the time the class recording is posted to watch the class and earn credit for attendance.

I live outside of the United States. Can I join your Paramedic Program?

Yes! NMETC loves having international students. There may be different requirements, depending on your location. Please call our school at 508-510-3666 and speak to someone on our admissions team. They will work with you to make sure our school is the right fit. NMETC requires that students from other countries are able to provide the necessary admission documents. NMETC does not provide visa services or vouch for student status.

Is your Paramedic Program accredited?

Yes, the paramedic program is accredited

National Medical Education & Training Center/Anna Maria College Consortia paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

What days of the week are local labs held?

If you decide to take our Online Local Paramedic Program, you will be required to attend lab twice a month on our campus in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. The days of labs correspond with the class start dates:

January Start Date: Saturday Labs

May Start Date: Thursday Labs

September Start Date: Wednesday Labs

Are students in the Paramedic Program required to complete an internship?

Yes. Paramedic students must complete a 200-hour clinical internship and a 300-hour field internship after they have completed the didactic and lab portions of the program.

I am not from Massachusetts, can I complete my internship in my own state?

It may be possible for you to complete your internship in your state. NMETC currently has clinical and field agreements in 28 states. However, all of our contracts are at will of the site and state regulations are subject to change. This means that we can’t guarantee placement. To find out more about the sites and requirements for your state, please call NMETC at 508-510-3666 and ask to speak with a member of our clinical team.

Does the coursework for NMETC’s programs meet paramedic licensure requirements for all states?

When you graduate from NMETC you will take the NREMT exam. In most states, all you need to do is apply for licensure based on your NREMT certification. Below is a link to the NREMT website and which states use the NREMT as their certifying agency. Please see: nremt.org/rwd/public/data/maps

How much does it cost to apply?

The application fee for Paramedic Applicants is $200.

Does NMETC accept Federal Financial Aid?

No. NMETC does not accept Federal Financial Aid. We do offer in-house financing options, for which every student is eligible.

Does NMETC accept the GI Bill?

No. NMETC does not accept the GI Bill, but we do offer discounts to any students with previous or active military service as a sign of our appreciation.

Once I am accepted, how much do I have to put down to save my seat?

Once you are accepted into an NMETC program, you must put down a $1500 deposit to save your seat. The payment goes towards your tuition and is 100% refundable up until the first day of class.

How does NMETC in-house financing work?
We are proud to offer in-house financing to all of our students. 
 
After your initial deposit is made to secure your seat, you will have until the start of classes to make any additional payments. If you choose not to pay in full, two weeks before classes begin, we will set up a finance agreement for the remaining balance of your tuition. 
 
A one-time 8% financing fee will be added to the balance.  
The balance and the finance fee are then divided into monthly payments. The more money you put down before classes start, the lower your payments will be. Your payments will then be auto-debited each month.
 
The max number of monthly payments allowed for paramedic students is 17. With the exception of the Pre-Recorded Distant Online Paramedic Program Max number of monthly payments allowed is 15.

 

What is the cost of the Paramedic Program?
  • Paramedic Application Fee: $200
  • Paramedic Tuition Fee: $8100
  • Paramedic Program Fees: $1300
  • Other Fees Associated With The Paramedic Program:

National Registry Examination Fees, Textbooks, FISDAP, Background Check, 12 Panel Drug Screen, Physical Form, Immunizations, Clinical Placement Fee (This will be disclosed to the student prior to clinical placement. This is not typical but depending on the site chosen it may apply.) Travel Arrangements and Accommodations for Bootcamp (for distance students only)

 

Paramedic Program Application

Please complete this application in its entirety. Once you have paid your application fee, please click “Submit Form” at the bottom of the page. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance into any program(s). Once the application is complete and payment is received by NMETC, your application will be reviewed. Please allow 10-14 days for one of our staff members to contact you after your application has been reviewed.

Entrance Requirements

Student must have access to a computer. A Chromebook, iPad or portable handheld device is not sufficient. If a student is local to NMETC’s West Bridgewater, MA location, we have a library with computer access for students. 

The program requirements are as follows:

Current EMT-B certification

Current CPR certification

Photo ID

Proof of health insurance

High school diploma or G.E.D.

Completion of an oral interview 

Meet Anatomy & Physiology requirement through previous college credit or acknowledgment that you will complete an A&P course within the first 90 days of class as a co-requisite. Please ask about our third party self-paced Online Anatomy & Physiology course during your interview, if needed.

Once all the requirements are met, the Entrance Committee will review an applicant’s application and documents and make a decision for entry.

Technical Standards Required

The following technical standards are critical to completing the paramedic program curriculum successfully, with or without reasonable accommodations for any documented disability. 

Sight: Students must be able to 1) see from 20 inches to 20 feet and beyond, 2) use depth perception and peripheral vision, and 3) distinguish color and color intensity. 

Hearing: Students must be able to hear sounds at varying levels (For ex. normal speaking volume, faint voices, faint body sounds and equipment alarms). 

Tactile: Students must have normal tactile ability to be able to assess pulse, temperature, size and shape.

Smell: Students must be able to detect odors from patients and the environment.

Gross Motor Skills: Students must be able to maintain balance while 1) sitting and standing in the educational setting and in an ambulance and 2) while working above and below waist height.

Fine Motor Skills: Students must be able to 1) write and type and 2) pinch, pick up, grasp, and squeeze, as well as other work with fingers.

Physical Endurance: Students must be able to 1) stand, stoop, move quickly, do repetitive movements, walk, climb stairs, back-up stairs with weight (50 pounds), push/pull (up to 100 pounds), 2) lift (up to 100 pounds), and 3) crouch, kneel, bend and twist for extended periods of time. 

Communication: Students must be able to 1) communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing, 2) recognize, understand and interpret instructional material required during medical education, 3) use appropriate grammar, spelling and vocabulary when completing classwork and clinical documentation that is submitted into FISDAP, and 4) work cooperatively and professionally with others (i.e., EMS, fire, hospital, patients, family, etc.).

Emotional Stability: Students must be able to 1) adapt to ever-changing, unpredictable and stressful situations, 2) monitor and manage own emotions, 3) perform multiple responsibilities concurrently, and 4) handle strong emotions.