Pre-Hospital Medicine: Paramedic Science Program


Welcome to the Jersey City Medical Center/Hudson County Community College Paramedic Program website! As you surf the various pages of this site, you will hopefully gain a sense of the exciting, dynamic and innovative approach our program takes toward pre-hospital education. With a view toward the future of EMS, we offer state-of-the-art classroom technology, inventive teaching paradigms and hands-on, assessment-focused clinical experiences in one of the busiest and most diverse settings in the country.

The new Jersey City Medical Center is just one of the many examples of how we are forging boldly into the future! This 366,000 square foot, 326 bed acute care facility will allow our Paramedic students to assess and treat patients in the most modern emergency department and cardiac catheterization center in the State of New Jersey.

While the faculty and staff of the JCMC/HCCC Paramedic Program are committed to a vision for the future, we are also very proud of our heritage. Jersey City Medical Center was founded in 1912 as one of the country’s premier medical centers to serve the people of Jersey City and Hudson County, New Jersey. Since that time we have grown in many different directions, including serving as the Children’s Hospital, Level II Trauma Center and Advanced Life Support EMS provider for the entire county.

Rooted in our heritage and looking toward the future, TODAY we focus on educating competent, confident, and compassionate Paramedics who will serve the sick and injured in our local communities. The JCMC/HCCC paramedic program stresses that students demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, sound moral and ethical character, critical thinking abilities, and the capacity for making quick and appropriate decisions regarding patient care. As professional health care providers, JCMC/HCCC paramedic graduates are taught how to interact effectively with other emergency services personnel, to be dynamic leaders, to value life-long learning and personal development, and above all to respect and sustain human life.

The Jersey City Medical Center EMS Department welcomes you to be a part of our rich history and our vision for the future of EMS! If you’re interested in joining us, feel free to fill out and submit the application included elsewhere on the site.

2015 Reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

On May 15, 2015 the JCMC / HCCC Pre-Hospital Medicine: Paramedic Science Program has been reaccredited by the commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs.

The Paramedic program sponsored by the Jersey City Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992

Our Performance

CAAHEP New Standard V.A. 4

Summary Information of Student/Graduate Achievement in 2022

The following is the 2022 result of the outcomes for National Registry Written, Practical success as well as Retention and Positive Placement.

  • Percent of Graduates Passing first attempt National Registry Written: 100%
  • Percent of Graduates Passing National Registry Practical: 100%
  • Percentage of Retention: 40%
  • Percentage of Graduate Positive Placement: 94.4%