Virtua and Rowan College of Burlington County:
South Jersey Partners in Paramedic Education
If you’re considering a career in paramedic medicine, you’ll need state-of-the-art, hands-on training to excel in this fast-paced profession.
Virtua and Rowan College of Burlington County (RCBC) combine powerful on-site and online education so graduates can enter their careers with confidence.
As partners, Virtua and RCBC offer the educational requirements to become a New Jersey certified emergency medical technician (EMT) or a nationally registered paramedic (NREMT-P). Virtua’s paramedic teams are certified to provide advanced life support outside a hospital setting.
Simulations that provide real-life experience
Our paramedic education program is unlike any other in the region. In the paramedic learning lab at RCBC, you’ll treat patients exactly as you would find them in real emergency calls.
You’ll develop your skills in realistic environments like:
- A full-scale kitchen, living room, bathroom or bedroom
- A hospital emergency room
- A fully-equipped emergency services vehicle mounted on hydraulics that simulates actual on-the-road travel
Students work on life-sized simulation dolls that breathe and function with sophisticated technology. Students perform independently and in teams, and they're evaluated by their peers and instructors through video.
Two program options are available:
- Certificate in Paramedic Science
The professional courses are divided into six semesters consisting of three didactic courses and six clinical training courses. Students earn 40 credits and a certificate of completion.
- Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
This option allows students to earn a two-year Associate of Applied Science - Paramedic degree. An additional 25 credits of specified general education courses supplement the professional paramedic curriculum.
Both options exceed the requirements of the National Standard Curriculum for Paramedic studies. The three didactic classroom semesters are currently provided at the Burlington Emergency Services Training Center.
Paramedic hybrid program
This program utilizes both online and in-classroom instruction. Students will obtain most of their lectures, homework, and quizzes via the internet. All practical skill training is done on Tuesday evenings. In each didactic semester, there are 4-5 scheduled, on-campus Saturday classes.
Students applying to Virtua Paramedic Science at RCBC are required by New Jersey regulations to obtain a clinical sponsor. Students sponsored by Virtua will complete three clinical semesters at Virtua hospital locations in Marlton, Voorhees and Mount Holly, as well as several ancillary sites for specialty training. The two field internship and field residency semesters are served on Virtua MICU vehicles throughout Burlington and Camden Counties.
Please complete this form to apply for a Virtua sponsorship.
RCBC transforms lives by delivering innovative, high-quality and affordable educational experiences. The Virtua Paramedic Science program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
For more information, please contact:
Matthew Scott, BS, MICP
Virtua Paramedic Science