Paramedicine Programs

Interested in the Paramedic Program?

Paramedicine Program Application

Submit your application to interview for the next cohort!

Please review the entry requirement information outlined below.

For any questions or concerns please contact or call at 480-461-6300.

Paramedicine Program Performance Statistics:

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was submitted for the calendar year 2020. The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 97.3%. The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 97.3%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program. The most recent retention rate was 80.4%.

Since 2004, the MCC Paramedicine Program maintains one of the highest pass /success rates in the State of Arizona.

For detailed Paramedicine Program Statistics please click below:

Paramedicine Program Performance Statistics & NREMT Pass Rates

Paramedicine Program

Certified Paramedic - Arizona

Students who succesfully graduate from the Paramedic progam are prepared to become competent entry-level certified NREMT Paramedics with a high capacity for critical thinking and problem solving.

Students who complete the program earn a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Paramedicine or may choose to earn an Associate's Degree in Applied Sciences (AAS) in Paramedicine. The AAS Degree is transferable to most in-state Universities.

Learn more about degrees and certificates here.

2023-2024 Paramedicine Program Cohort Information

Admissions Criteria

Students are chosen for our Paramedic Program through a competitive selection process.

Application Requirements

  • All applicants must have a current and valid EMT AZ State certification.
  • Two years of verifiable EMT experience OR successful completion of the Pre-Paramedic classes, PME190 & PME191 (highly suggested these classes are taken concurrently)
  • Score of at least 70% on the Paramedic Entrance Exam
  • Current and valid CPR-BLS certification

Paramedicine Program Health, Safety, Drug Screening & Background Check Requirements

Allied Health Student Policies

Application Process

The following links will direct you to a PDF document that outlines step by step instructions of how to apply to the Paramedic Program

Paramedic Entrance Exam

All applicants are required to pass a 150-question multiple-choice computer-based Paramedicine entrance examination with a score of at least 70%

  • This is a proctored exam and is only offered at a Testing Center (Red Mountain Campus and Southern & Dobson Campus)
  • Appointment is required

The following links will direct you to PDF documents that will assist you in preparing for the entrance exam

Student that did not pass the Paramedic Entrance Exam please see the document linked below:

Submit A Paramedicine Program E-Application

Submit the Application

Oral Panel Interview Process

Once you complete and submit the MCCCD Paramedicine Program E-application, you will be contacted by the Paramedicine program you chose on the E-application for an oral interview.

  • The oral interview is often conducted 30 to 60 days prior to the start of the Paramedicine program
  • The panel is typically composed of Paramedicine program faculty, the Program Director, and the Medical Director
  • Interview is approximately 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Click on this link Oral Panel Interview Preparation for information how to prepare for a successful oral interview.