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Emergency Medical Services Provider, Certificate

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Degree: Certificate
HEGIS Code: 5299
Curriculum Code: 2186
Campus Location: North and South
Health Sciences Division

Prerequisite: Basic EMT offered at: North, South

Program Description

The Emergency Medical Services Provider Certificate Program is designed for both the career and volunteer provider.

This new certificate will require students to complete the SUNY general education courses which are available at all campuses. This certificate will also ensure that the student completes core development courses in math, science, humanities, social science, EMT and other fields to be better rounded students and lifelong learners.

The Emergency Medical Services Provider certificate, in conjunction with successful completion of the Paramedic certificate, will enable the student to receive a SUNY Associate of Applied Science degree.


  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider
  • New York State Health Department, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Basic Emergency Medical Technician

Special Admission Requirements/Prerequisites

  • Individuals must be 18 years old to receive New York State EMT certification.
  • Applicants must be physically fit in order to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care.
  • Applicants must not have any felony convictions or current charges.

Program Competencies

Upon completion of EMT course or courses, the graduate will prove competency in those skills pertinent to his/her level of training as indicated below: (See notes for explanation.)  

  • perform proper Body Substance Isolation;
  • properly conduct a patient history, physical examination and vital signs of a medical and trauma patient;
  • properly manage medical and trauma patients according to national standard protocols;
  • demonstrate manual airway maneuvers;
  • administer oxygen therapy utilizing the nasal cannula and non-rebreather mask;
  • apply the proper airway management adjuncts to include suctioning oral and nasal airways;
  • perform positive pressure ventilation using Bag Valve Mask (BVM) ventilation;
  • demonstrate CPR and choking maneuvers and the proper use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and attain American Heart Association CPR credential at Healthcare Provider level;
  • assist with self-administration of nitroglycerine and aspirin;
  • perform with medical direction the administration of nebulized albuterol;
  • properly manage central nervous system injuries to include: spinal immobilization techniques utilizing cervical collars, KED, short and long spine boards and helmet removal techniques;
  • properly manage orthopedic emergencies utilizing padded board splints, traction splints, air and vacuum splint and cravats;
  • properly manage soft tissue injuries and treatment of shock, demonstrating bleeding control and bandaging techniques and the application of MAST pants;
  • demonstrate techniques for assisting with normal and abnormal obstetrical emergencies;
  • demonstrate techniques for managing psychiatric emergencies and the application of patient restraints;
  • demonstrate proper lifting and moving techniques utilizing a stretcher, stair chair and manual lifts;
  • demonstrate proper radio communications techniques;
  • provide accurate written documentation in a Patient Care Report (PCR); and 
  • explain the role of medical direction and performing as a team member.


Total Degree Credits: 32

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