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    Gainful employment – EMS Academy

    Lackawanna College is an accredited Paramedic Training Institute certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The College offers day and evening programs which provide comprehensive instruction involving paramedic and other emergency medical service education.


    Registration fee: $115
    This fee is non-refundable and must be submitted with the application. Testing will not be scheduled until the fee is paid.

    Credentialing fees: $710
    Includes BLS, ACLS, PALS, ITLS, and drug screening. Fee is non-refundable and due upon acceptance into the program

    Books and clinical software: $980
    Fee is non-refundable and due upon acceptance into the program.

    All fees, including registration, uniform, and books must be paid in full before the semester begins

    Tuition and fees
    First semester: $4,847.50
    Second semester: $4,847.50

    Total cost: $11,500


    What are my financing options to pay for the program?
    Financial aid is available to eligible applicants. A student may receive a Federal Pell Grant and/or Federal Stafford Loans in addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible. Sixty-three percent of graduates used loans to finance their education.

    The median debt for program graduates:
    Federal Loans: $5,500

    Occupations and SOC codes

    What occupations will this program prepare me to enter (SOC codes)?
    29-2041 – Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic


    How long will it take to complete the program?
    The Paramedic course is a one-year certificate program. Eighty-six percent of our total enrollment completed the program. Three students withdrew or failed.

    What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?
    The job placement rate for students who complete the program is 90 percent or higher.

    Will I be able to pay back my student loans?
    Ninety-six percent of students in this institution who took out federal student loans are successfully repaying them.