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?

Online Distance Programs ( Online Course with 12-Day Skills Bootcamp Held at the End of Didactic):

  • Sessions of the Online Distance Live Paramedic Program starts every January, May, and September.
  • Sessions of the Online Distance Pre-Recorded Paramedic Program starts every January, May, and September.

Online Local Programs: (Online Course with Local Lab Days Throughout Didactic)

  • Sessions of the Online Local Live Paramedic Program starts every May and September.
  • Sessions of the Online Local Pre-Recorded Paramedic Program starts every January.

Campus Programs (Campus Course with Both Lectures and Labs Held on Campus)

  • The Daytime Campus Paramedic Program starts every September.

For Exact Dates Please View Our Upcoming Courses Page.

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 our self-paced A&P course we offer that 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. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON OUR A&P COURSE

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. All students enrolled in synchronous programs must watch all lectures in their assigned module within 5 days of their original scheduled date.

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. All students enrolled in asynchronous programs must watch their lectures by the module deadline.

 

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: Friday 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 $1800 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 18.

 

What is the cost of the Paramedic Program?
  • Paramedic Application Fee: $200
  • Paramedic Tuition Fee: $8300
  • Paramedic Program Fees: $1300
  • Other Fees Associated With The Paramedic Program:

National Registry Examination Fees, Textbooks, Platinum, 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)

 

What is NMETC's Refund Policy?

Payment for our programs is due in full by the first day of class. We accept cash, checks, credit, and debit cards. NMETC does offer an in-house loan so you can pay off the total cost of the program over time with a one-time 8% fee added to the total cost of the agreement. If you do not complete the program, you are still responsible for all scheduled payments. You must understand the following:

Students that withdraw from a program prior to the first day of class will receive a 100% refund of tuition.

If a student withdraws prior to the start of class number three the students are only responsible for 50% of tuition plus fees. If a student is paid in full a 50% refund of tuition will be issued, if the student is in a loan agreement with the school the agreement will be adjusted to reflect the new total amount.

If a student withdraws prior to the start of class number seven the student is only responsible for 75% of tuition plus fees. If a student is paid in full a 25% refund of tuition will be issued, if a student is in a loan agreement with the school the agreement will be adjusted to reflect the new total amount.

If a student withdraws from the program after class number six there will be no refunds issued.

If a student is dismissed, there will be no refunds issued.

The program application fee, cost of textbooks, and other non-tuition fees are not refundable

All tuition and fees must be paid in full prior to a course completion certificate being issued, or approval to take any state licensure or NREMT or certification exams.

Please note the number of classes is counted based on the course outline for pre-recorded classes this number is calculated by the number of recommended classes in the outline. Your withdrawal date is based on the date you informed the school you are withdrawing.