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KBCC Continuing Education’s Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Program

The EMT-B Program offers a program of emergency medical services training at the certificate level as is designed to equip students with necessary skills and knowledge to become certified EMTs.

The program’s goal is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians-Basics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. This program prepares students to sit for the NYS EMT-Basic examination and the national Registry Exam, which is required to begin work in this field within the state(s) where students are located and provides clinical experience to get students acclimated to the EMS field.

Students must complete all required class components of didactic coursework, hands-on labs, as well as minimum of 24 hours of clinical rotations on NYC 911 providing ambulance. 

Qualified graduates will have the option to be on a direct path to become a Paramedic through the paramedic program and/or apply the 6 college credits towards a college degree.

Students will develop problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, communication skills, professional development and growth.

To graduate from KBCC continuing Education’s Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Program, a student is required to: 

  • Complete all didactic objectives, including passing all courses by achieving a minimum passing grade. 
  • Complete all clinical objectives, including clinical performance and competency.
  • Must be 17 years of age or older.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalency.
  • Be able to read and write English.
  • Must pass a pre-registration screening placement exam (reading comprehension exam)

  Call 718-368-5050 to learn more or to register for the next pre-registration screening.

KBCC Paramedic Program

The paramedic program offers three tracks to its students:

Track A: a student with no college credits can enroll in the program and take 60 credits resulting in an AAS in EMS degree.

Track B: a student who is already an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) will receive 6 college credits and will continue to take the remaining 54 credits of the KCC paramedic program.

Track C: a student who successfully graduated from a paramedic program from an accredited institution will receive 34 college credits and will need to take the remaining 26 credits of the KCC paramedic program.

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