program overview

Recognized by the New York State Department of Health
15-week program
Online Lectures

With a recent Coronavirus outbreak, all didactic courses are being taught via hybrid/online learning format

Looking to become an EMT?

Our 15-week EMT-Basic Program is designed to do just that: give students skills and knowledge to become certified EMTs. The program prepares students for their EMT-B New York State Practical and Written Exam, and provides clinical experience to get students acclimated to the field.

This option is ideal for individuals seeking to become an EMT and get to the field as quickly as possible. For successful completion, students must complete all required didactic coursework, 60 hours of hands-on labs, as well as 10 hours of clinical rotations.

This option is designed to place qualified students on a direct path to become a Paramedic by first becoming an EMT. Students are required to complete all required didactic coursework, 60 hours of hands-on labs, as well as over 250 hours of clinical rotations.

Students who have successfully completed the entire course of study and met all financial obligations of the EMT-B Program will be eligible for graduation and the subsequent:

  1. National Registry Skill Exam
  2. NYS DOH EMS Written Exam
  3. Application to the National Registry Computerized Exam

To graduate from Center for Allied Health Education's Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Program, a student is required to:

  1. Meet all academic requirements
  2. Meet all clinical requirements and attain all required competencies
  3. Meet all financial obligations
  4. Return their swipe card, ID card, etc.
  5. Receive certification in AHA BCLS
  6. Successfully complete the current version of the following FEMA Courses:
    •IS-800 (For eligibility to apply for the Paramedic Program)
    •IS-5 (NYS Requirement) or a HAZWOPER First Responder Awareness Level (National Registry Requirement)

Students who have not fulfilled their graduation requirements have eight weeks from their originally scheduled graduation date to complete all missing graduation requirements.

A C average - an index (GPA) of 2.0 - is required for graduation.

Students who complete the EMT-Basic 10 Program cannot advance to CAHE’s Paramedic Program. If you plan to continue on to our Paramedic Program, please review the requirements for our EMT-Basic Program, designed as a bridge pathway to our Paramedic Program.