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Wardwell Cox MS, RRT-NPS, NRP

Director of Paramedic and Emergency Medical Services
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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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  • 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 program’s didactic (lecture and lab) portion lasts two semesters, during which you’ll take courses in pharmacology, cardiology, trauma, and a wide range of medical emergencies. You’ll learn all the skills necessary to become an entry-level paramedic, including taking a history and physical, developing a differential diagnosis, then creating and executing a treatment plan. In addition to the core learning objectives, you will graduate with several additional certifications that will make you more marketable including:

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Advanced Medical Life Support

Emergency Pediatric Care

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Prehospital Trauma Life Support

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care

After completing the didactic courses, you will spend your next semester completing your clinical and field placement rotations. The clinical portion of this training is completed through the Baystate Health system. The main facility is a Level 1 tertiary care facility in Springfield, MA with affiliates in Greenfield, Palmer, and Westfield, MA. Finally, you will complete a Field Placement where you’ll put all the pieces together and eventually operate as a lead Paramedic. Students starting in January 2024 should be ready to challenge the National Registry Paramedic examination by the following June.

How much does it cost?

The January 2024 program will cost $14,000. The only additional costs are the required textbooks for the coursework and the national registry exam upon successfully completing the program.


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. We will offer a payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS) for those who do not want to take on student loans. Students 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 (Semester 1)

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 (Semester 2)

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 (Semester 3)

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

EMS 498 – Paramedic Field Placement, minimum of 200 hours (4 credits)

Meet Our Faculty

Andrew Baker

Clinical and Field Coordinator
Paramedic Science
(508) 849-3593

Greg Ciottone

Medical Director
Paramedic, EMT, & Master Health Emergency Management

Wardwell Cox MS, RRT-NPS, NRP

Director of Paramedic and Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Services