Paramedic Education Program Celebrates Graduation and New Class of Students

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In December, family, friends and faculty gathered at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid to celebrate the 13 newest graduates from our Paramedic Education Program.  This month, the proud tradition continues as we welcome our next class of first responders to the program.

The program, which launched in 2018 to address a shortage of local paramedic education opportunities, has recently seen some changes, which includes expanding into Vermont with a Burlington classroom as well as welcoming Joshua LaDuke, NYS CIC, as new program director.  A Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP) and Certified Instructor Coordinator (CIC), Josh will officially join the program in February, bringing with him a strong teaching background.

Twenty-seven students will begin the 18-month training program on January 19th, participating in advanced emergency medical training through classroom and online studies, hands-on clinical work and lab experience, all designed to provide complete immersion into the emergency medical services field.

The program offers a hybrid learning environment combining online, classroom and clinical experience. Graduates of the program earn an advanced life support paramedic certification, are prepared for the Capstone Field internship and the National Registry paramedic exam.