Fire Science Department
Office: Downtown Center
The Mesa Community College Paramedic Program provides two distinct educational tracks for both limited and experienced EMT providers.
Students are prepared to become competent certified NREMT Paramedics with a high capacity for critical thinking and confidence.
Students may also earn a Certificate of Completion in Paramedicine from MCC as well as an Associate's Degree of Applied Science (AAS). The AAS Degree is transferable to all State universities.
A paramedic is a medical professional, usually a member of the emergency medical service, who primarily provides pre-hospital advanced medical and trauma care. A paramedic is charged with providing emergency on-scene treatment, crisis intervention, life-saving stabilization and, when appropriate, transport of ill or injured patients to definitive emergency medical and surgical treatment facilities, such as a hospitals and trauma centers.
|Pre-Paramedic Program Foundational Coursework (BIO160, HCC145, EMT235, EMT236, EMT249)||Available Spring & Summer Semesters Only – Student registration requires EMT / FSC Department approval|
|Paramedic Program Recruitment (Application) Period||
June 1st 2014 Through June 1st 2015
|Paramedic Program Written Entrance Examinations||
June 10th and June 11th 2015
|Paramedic Program Oral Board Panel Interviews||June 15th through June 25th 2015
(Successful applicants will be scheduled by appointment only)
|Cohorts 2015-1 & 2015-2 Selection Completed (Student Notification of Acceptance)||
June 30th 2015
Mandatory Friends & Family Night Paramedic Student Orientation Session(Applicable to selected students only)
July 13th 2015 @ 1800
|Paramedic Program Block #1 Start Date||
August 17th 2015 (Fall Semester 2015)
|Paramedic Program End Dates||
August 11th 2016
|National Registry Psychomotor Skills Exams||
August 12th 2016
|National Registry Adaptive CBT Test||Individual student schedules upon program completion verification|
|Paramedic Program Graduation||
August 13th 2016
Mesa Community College offers formal Paramedic Education Programs beginning every August (Fall Semester early start). Preparatory Pre-Paramedic Foundational Coursework consisting of: BIO160, HCC145, EMT235, EMT236 and EMT249 is available every Fall and Spring Semester. Students interested in pursuing the formal Paramedic Education Program or a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are highly encouraged to take the the Preparatory Pre-Paramedic Foundational Coursework to aid in their preparation for advancement.
Prospective students may download detailed program information, course breakdowns, estimated costs, entrance examination preparation guides and the form-fill-in application from the list below.
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