Admissions: Paramedic Certificate
- Attend an Information Session: In Lieu of an Information Session, please e-mail MMalone@capecod.edu within the first week of application submission.
- Immunization Requirements: Students must meet all health requirements. The Immunization Requirements are available at: Student Immunization Records. Proof of immunizations shall be submitted no later than November 2, 2020.
- Technical Standards: Applicants for the Paramedic Certificate program must be able to meet the physical demands and satisfy the behavioral capabilities as outlined in the Program’s Technical Standards.
- CORI/SORI: Applicants must completed and pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI) check in compliance with CORI/SORI regulations, as set forth at CCCC. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be ineligible for didactic, clinical or field internship placement.
- Drug Screen: Applicants must complete and pass 10 or 12 panel drug screen. Drug screen will take place just prior to start of the Paramedic Certificate program or just after class commences. In addition, a drug screen should be expected prior to clinical internship and can be administered randomly with or without suspicion during the entirety of the Paramedic Certificate program. Drug screening will be completed at a CCCC approved location.
- Health Insurance: Applicants must provide documented proof of health insurance or proof of health insurance purchased through CCCC.
Applying to the Paramedic Certificate Program
- Interested students need to complete the Cape Cod Community College application for admission and the Paramedic Certificate program applications. Completed applications should be submitted no later than August 14, 2020 at 5:00pm for the Fall 2020 semester. CCCC has the ability to extend the registration time period, if applicable and necessary. A wait list will be established once the program is at full capacity; applicants will be considered under a first come, first serve basis.
- A non-refundable $250 deposit to be paid with application.
- An official high school transcript or high school equivalency transcript showing evidence of high school diploma and graduation is required. Official documents must be original and sent from the issuing institution to arrive at Cape Cod Community College in a sealed envelope.
- All home-schooled students, without a high school diploma or GED, are eligible to apply for admission to the Paramedic Certificate program provided they have successfully completed an approved home school program, in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws or the laws of their home state.
- Documentation of current and valid NREMT or Massachusetts EMT certification and current and valid CPR – BLS Healthcare Provider-level is required. Certifications shall remain current and valid for the entirety of the Paramedic Certificate program. Maintaining current certifications shall be required and are the responsibility of the paramedic student.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
- Applicants must possess a minimum of college-level reading, writing and math or pass the Accuplacer exam at CCCC, or other equivalency exam, as accepted by other programs at CCCC
- Applicants must be capable of all duties as set forth by the Commonwealth ofMassachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services 105 CMR 170.00.
- be able to lift and carry 125 pounds
- possess a valid driver’s license
- be free from any physical or mental defect or disease which might impair his/her ability to provide emergency care within the scope of paramedic training and responsibilities, or which might jeopardize the health of another member of the class
- be free from addiction to alcohol or any drug.
- Students must adhere to all rules and regulations set forth in the Paramedic Student Handbook.
GPA: To remain in this program a student must maintain a 77% average in the required courses, a satisfactory clinical evaluation, and adhere to the attendance policy. Adhere to all policies set forth in the Paramedic Student Handbook.
Release Statement: Accepted students must sign a statement releasing Cape Cod Community College, clinical affiliates, and field internship affiliates of responsibility for illness or injury incurred while functioning in those roles.