Paramedic Program

Learn the real-world knowledge and skills needed to succeed as a paramedic.

How You'll Do It

The Paramedic is a health care professional that cares for those injured or suddenly taken ill in the pre-hospital emergency setting. Through this program, you'll be qualified and prepared to save lives in many emergency situations because you’ll be ready to take on entry-level paramedic positions in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains.

The program prepares you to practice in the field through hands-on learning and lectures by instructors who’ve come face to face with these situations. Program completion allows you to become eligible for the National Registry of EMT’s Paramedic certification exam.

Course Dates Starting - January 23, 2020

Monday/Wednesday: 6-10 PM and Saturday: 9 AM- 4 PM


The program is an eighteen-months long and includes classroom, in hospital clinical rotations and field internships.

Classes Start Every Spring Semester - Monday/Wednesday: 6-10 PM and Saturday: 9 AM- 4 PM.


Tuition for the 2020 class: $7,200
Books for the 2020 class: $479

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Admission Requirements

Students must be accepted into the program prior to registration. RWU does not accept advanced placement for its Paramedic program. At the beginning of each course, the student will be given a syllabus listing the specific requirements for the course. All requirements must be met to complete the course. Grading will be based on the degree of achievement.

In addition to specific course objectives, students must meet core performance standards and demonstrate professional conduct in accordance with program regulations at all times while enrolled in the Paramedic program. 

If at any time the faculty’s evaluation of a student’s ability to meet core performance standards on professionalism is identified as below average, the student will be removed from the Paramedic program, regardless of academic performance.

Other requirements:

  • Letter of reference from a peer
  • Letter of reference from an employer
  • Interview with the Paramedic Program Staff

Certificate Requirements
Semester 1 - Paramedic I
Semester 2 - Paramedic II
Semester 3 - Paramedic III
Semester 4 - Paramedic IV

Students who have interrupted their enrollment at any point in the Paramedic program and wish to return will be given one attempt to successfully pass a comprehensive exam to verify that they have retained the information that was covered in previous courses.

Disclaimer: Non-credit bearing Paramedic students: are enrolled in the Roger Williams Paramedic Program and then decide they would like to apply those credits earned toward a degree. Those credits will be awarded but they will be awarded as transfer credits and not count as resident (RWU) courses.

Program Outcome Results

2017: No graduates during the 2017 reporting year.

2018: No graduates during the 2018 reporting year.

The multi-year paramedic program began in 2018 and graduates are expected starting in 2021.