What is a Paramedic?
A paramedic is the highest trained level of pre-hospital care. Paramedics have the training to administer ECGs, start IVs, administer medications, as well as utilizing advanced airway devices. The paramedic has a high level of training in patient assessment and determining treatment modalities.
American/Backus Paramedic Program Consortium
The Paramedic program is an intense learning experience to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, or Emergency Medical Responder levels.
To apply for the Paramedic Program please fill out the Paramedic Program Application and Reference Forms. Then submit the application and forms to us.
We are an accredited paramedic program in Eastern Connecticut located at American Professional Educational Service and we have a sponsored consortium with William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. The next cohort is scheduled to begin on August 15th, 2022 and the didactic classroom portion runs every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1800-2200 through August 10th, 2023. Clinical is run concurrently beginning a few months into the cohort. Tuition for the 2022 class is $11,500. This cost covers everything except for the book bundle. Included are: uniforms, laptop, liability insurance, clinical fees, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, AMLS, and NAEMT membership. The book bundle is around $900.00. We are continuing our early bird promotion for anyone who applies, is accepted, and commits to the program ($1,000.00 or $1,500.00 down payment depending on payment option) by June 30th, 2022 will have their books paid for by the program. There are payment plan options that our student service representative would work out with you and there are a few external scholarships available. We also accept VA benefits.
- Must be 18 years of age to qualify for the National Registry Exam
- BLS for the Healthcare Provider Certification
- EMT (Connecticut, Rhode Island, or National Registry)
- Online Paramedic Application
- Paramedic Application PDF (download)
- Tuitions and Fees
Advanced Placement Policy: The Paramedic Program does not allow advanced placement.