Paramedic Certificate

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You'll deliver emergency care to those who need it most with a certificate created by OCC and SUNY Upstate.
Thanks to a generous donation by CineMedics CNY, two scholarships are available for students in both the Paramedic A.A.S. program and Paramedic Certificate program.  There are five, $500 awards available to help cover program costs. In addition, there are three, $2,000 awards available for each semester, up to a total of three semesters. To be eligible for these scholarships, you need to be registered full-time in the programs and complete a short scholarship application available at

What You'll Learn

Hands-on learning will be a feature of your education. Work in simulation labs and complete an internship for credit. SUNY Upstate has relationships with Adult and Pediatric Level-I Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, NYS Poison Control Center, and more.


Critical thinking in emergency situations is key, as well as knowing critical math and science principles in relation to care. You'll get work on these foundations at OCC.

Where You'll Go

You'll be able to work for top medical centers, hospitals and ambulance services. 

With your hands-on experience, you'll be a diverse, experienced candidate. 


Graduates staying in NYS: 87.5%

Median salary after 3 years: $62,864

[ source: SUNY gradwages ]