Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Program

What does a paramedic do?

The Emergency Medical Services and Paramedic Programs prepare student to become highly skilled health care providers. Paramedics primarily provide care to emergency patients in and out of hospital settings. Through performance of patient assessments and provision of emergency medical care, paramedics strive to prevent/reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury. The paramedic certificate program prepares graduates for careers as certified Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics. Graduates of the Emergency Medical Services Program are prepared for careers in areas such as: ambulance services, air ambulances, fire service, military medics, tactical Emergency Medical Technician, Park Ranger/Search and Rescue and Overseas Paramedic.  For further information, contact Paula Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 304-673-3123.


Learning by Doing

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New River CTC's Emergency Medical Services and Paramedic Programs are offered at the in Beaver, Lewisburg and Summersville. The programs are structured to include significant hands-on learning opportunities. Students participate in community outreach activities and laboratory exercises to learn and refine patient assessment and treatment skills. Students have the opportunity to sit for the National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT’s) paramedic certification skill examination at New River CTC and the written examination at any participating Pearson Vue testing center.

The facilities include mobile laboratory skill stations, and Fixed-Position High Fidelity Simulation Stations at the Raleigh County and Nicholas County Campuses. The mobile skill lab hosts both low and medium fidelity patient simulators to prepare practitioners to perform advanced level procedures including, but not limited to: Patient Assessment, Intubation and Ventilation management, IV establishment, Cardiac Arrest simulation through ECG monitoring and electrical therapy.

Community Partners

The success of the EMT/Paramedic program is in part by the input and direction of the EMT/Paramedic advisory board members and employer partners/supporters. For a full list of Community Partners, please click here.

Community Education

Community Paramedicine
Critical Care Transport


Program Faculty

Program Information

Program Application & Admission Information




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