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Emergency Medicine Program

Welcome to the Emergency Medicine Program site at Quinsigamond Community College.  All our programs are accredited by the Office of Emergency Medical Systems.

We offer Paramedic Technology Associate of Science Degrees

We also offer the following certificate programs:

You can find out more information about our educational programs and faculty by contacting our program coordinator at emt [at]


  • We have outstanding, experienced faculty and involved medical director
  • Small classes in newly renovated laboratory and classrooms
  • Over 90% first-try pass rate on State certification exam
  • Financial aid is available
  • Full student access to all QCC facilities including:
    • State-of-the-art library, tutoring services, computer labs and email accounts
    • Counseling and advising
    • A wide array of student and learning support services, including Student Accessibility Services

Our Faculty

Ricci Hall, Paramedic, RN, M.Ed.

Program Director
rhall [at]

Mr. Hall has been in EMS for over 25 years. In that time, he has served as an EMT and Paramedic Instructor as well as a field paramedic for the Oxford Fire Department. In addition to teaching many EMS related courses such as ACLS, PALS, EPC, GEMS, AMLS, and PHTLS, Mr. Hall has been active in teaching EMT courses for over 20 years. He joined QCC as the Program Director in January of 2021 and instructs courses in Special Populations, Trauma, and Neonatal/Pediatric. Mr. Hall is also a BLS Chief Examiner and an ALS Examiner for National Exams. Mr. Hall graduate from Clark University with a bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in urban education. He also has advanced degrees in history and educational administration as well as an associate’s degree in nursing.

Marc C. Restuccia, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Medical Director
RestuccM [at]
Dr. Restuccia is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director for UMass Life Flight. He trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine.

Rich Nydam, EMT-P

Adjunct Instructor; Clinical & Field Coordinator, EMT-P program
rnydam [at]

Bob Palmer, PA-C, NREMT-P

Adjunct Instructor
rpalmer [at]
Specialty:  Acute Care/Critical Care Medicine
Instructor Certifications:  ACLS, PALS, ATLS
Employment:  Boston MedFlight/Critical Care Transport

Karen Plant, EMT-B

Instructor Coordinator, EMT 101