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Paramedic Science Certificate

Program Overview

If you are a currently licensed EMT looking to advance your career but don’t want to commit to a four-year bachelor’s degree, Anna Maria College’s Paramedic Science Certificate Program was designed for you. Anna Maria College’s Paramedic Science Program is open to non-degree students. This program is led by Dr. Gregory Ciottone, a world renowned disaster medicine specialist, along with highly experienced faculty. Courses will be held every Monday and Wednesday during the day on the Anna Maria campus in Paxton, MA. The program is covered by Title IV aid.

  • Earn your certificate in as little as 18 months
  • Three courses in Spring 2024
  • Three courses in Fall 2024
  • Clinicals and Ride Time beginning January 2024
  • Comparatively priced to Community College rates
    and offered with easy financing
  • Clinical rotations in Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Numerous excellent Field Rotation sites
  • 100 % job placement and pass rate on NREMT Paramedic Entry Examination
  • Students in this program are eligible for Federal Financial Aid consideration.
    • Please complete the FAFSA before November 1, 2023 to be considered for need based financial aid funding for the Spring 2024 term.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Required Courses
Meet Our Faculty


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Active EMT license from any state OR the National Registry
  • BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers from the AHA or American Red Cross
  • Current driver’s license

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the program?

The didactic (lecture and lab) portion of the program lasts two semester, during which you’ll take courses in pharmacology, cardiology, trauma, and a wide range of medical emergencies. You’ll learn all the skills of the Paramedic, including how to take a history and physical, develop a differential diagnosis, then create and execute a treatment plan. After completing the didactic courses attending Clinical rotations at some of the region’s finest medical centers, including Bay State Health, a Level 1 tertiary care facility in Springfield, Mass. The last step in the program is to spend a summer in your Field Placement, where you’ll put all the pieces together and eventually operate as a lead Paramedic. Students starting in February 2021 could be ready to challenge the National Registry Paramedic examination within 16 to 20 months of starting the program, the same amount of time students spend in community college certificate programs.

How much does it cost?

The January 2021 program will cost $13,000. The only additional costs include: $180 for required learning management platform (EMS Testing/Platinum Planner) and $150 uniforms.

Our Paramedic Certificate Program is Title IV eligible, meaning students can use federal grants and loans to assist with their tuition costs for the program. For those who do not want to take on student loans we will offer a payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). The program must be paid in full before progressing to Clinical Placement. Contact the Program Director for additional information.

Do you help with job placement?

Of course! Our faculty currently has an average experience level in EMS of about 25 years, and have deep roots throughout New England EMS, and nothing pleases them more than helping new providers achieve their career goals.

Required Courses

Spring 2022

EMS 240 – Introduction to Paramedic (3 credits)
EMS 270 – Patient Assess in Medical Emergencies ADV EMS Paramedic (4 credits)
EMS 290 – Pharmacology in ADV EMS (4 credits)

Fall 2022

EMS 300 – Life Span and Medical Emergencies in ADV EMS (4 credits)
EMS 360 – Cardiology in ADV EMS (4 credits)
EMS 380 – Trauma in ADV EMS (4 credits)

Spring 2023

EMS 496 – Clinical Placement, 300 hours (4 credits)

Summer 2023

EMS 498 – Paramedic Field Placement, 240 hours (4 credits)

Meet Our Faculty

Greg Ciottone

Medical Director
Paramedic, EMT, & Master Health Emergency Management

Wardwell Cox MS, RRT-NPS, NRP

Interim Director of Paramedic and Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Services

Meaghan Troiano

Paramedic Science

Keith Ventimiglia

School of Professional Studies