Certificate of Completion in Paramedicine

Paramedic

Certificate Information

Academic Plan Code

5513

Credits

44–46

Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Paramedicine program is designed to provide advanced techniques of emergency care, stabilization, and immobilization of victims of illness and injury. The techniques of emergency care include but are not limited to assessment, detailed physical examination, recognition and documentation of signs and symptoms of illness and injury, critical thinking and diagnosis intervention, and the evaluation of the interventions. The techniques of assessment include but are not limited to electrocardiograph rhythm identification, administration of oxygen, defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing, and advanced airway techniques. The techniques for immobilization of the victim include but are not limited to the use of specific immobilization devices, peripheral intraosseous and central intravenous techniques, and preparation and care during transportation.

Program Prerequisites

EMT101 or current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer or permission of Program Director.  EMT/FSC104 or Arizona State EMT Certification or equivalent or Arizona State Paramedic certification or equivalent or permission of program director.

Admission Criteria:  Prior to being considered for and accepted into the program, students must complete specified exams and an oral interview with the EMT/FSC department. Additionally, students must have a recommendation from a referring agency. Finally, students should seek department advisement on completing program prerequisites prior to acceptance into the program.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
9
RC EMT235 Emergency Cardiac Care 3
RC EMT236 Pharmacology in an Emergency Setting 3
RC EMT240 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2
RC EMT242 or
EMT265
Pediatric Advanced Life Support or
Pediatric Education For Prehospital Providers: Advanced
1

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
14.5–16.5
RC EMT245 or
EMT246
Trauma Management I or
Trauma Management II
2–4
RC EMT272AA Advanced Emergency Medical Technology 12.5

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
20
RC EMT272AB Advanced Emergency Medical Technology 12.5
RC EMT272LL Advanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum 7.5

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Certificate of Completion in Paramedicine (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm?id=38950).