SUNY Sullivan Offering Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Refresher and Basic Courses This Spring

This spring semester, SUNY Sullivan is offering the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Original Course, March 1–June 11, and the EMT Refresher Course, beginning February 26. Emergency Medical Technicians are in high demand with substantial projected job growth for the future, so begin your Emergency Medical Services Career with SUNY Sullivan today. 

Both courses will meet in person at the Sullivan County Emergency Services Training Center, 615 Old White Lake Turnpike, Swan Lake, NY, Sundays, from 8 am–2 pm and Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7–10 pm. For applications and more information, contact Bridget Schiffer at, or call 845-434-5750, ext. 4242.

SUNY Sullivan’s EMT Basic and EMT Refresher Courses provide a hands-on, interactive, and engaging learning experience through classroom work, skill practice in simulated scenarios, and field experience.  Learn to assess and care for patients at the scene of an incident and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital.  Students learn to manage respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies.  Course instructors are committed to each student’s success, preparing them for the NYS Practical and NYS Written Certification Exams.

SUNY Sullivan Dean of Student Success and Workforce Development, Dr. Jennifer Wrage said the college relaunched the EMT courses in spring 2021 to meet a significant need for EMS training as the county emerged from the pandemic. Dr. Wrage said she has worked closely with Sullivan County EMS Coordinator Alex Rau, Fire Training Coordinator John Hauschild, and SUNY Sullivan EMT Instructor David Weinstein to ensure the college’s EMT training program meets the needs of the county and creates career pathways for residents. Offering this spring’s EMT courses at the Sullivan County Emergency Services Training Center in Swan Lake will provide additional access to these life-saving training courses.  

“In a rural area, it is vital to develop a strong EMS workforce,” said Dr. Wrage. “Our collaborative working relationship with county officials allows us to work together to develop additional workforce training opportunities for our residents.”

The college offers the EMT Basic and Refresher class three times a year, fall and spring, and a condensed class offered over the summer. EMT-Basic tuition is $700. EMT-Refresher tuition is $335. If a student is sponsored, following NYS Certification, the qualified sponsor may submit DOH Form 3312 for tuition reimbursement. All course text materials and NYS Exam fees are the student’s responsibility.

About SUNY Sullivan

SUNY Sullivan is the leader of innovative higher education and a catalyst for workforce development throughout the Sullivan Catskills and beyond. Our diverse community cultivates personal growth and professional advancement, preparing students for success in a sustainable and interconnected world. A forward-looking, top-tier community college in New York, SUNY Sullivan offers over 40 degree programs, certificates, and micro-credentials for learners at all levels of their educational goals. We value critical inquiry and creativity while supporting our students in a culture of inclusion and respect.


January 20, 2023

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