Applications extended to July 15th 2015

Program Brochure

Contact the Program Director

Sean Newton

Fire Science Department
P: 480-461-6303
Office: Downtown Center

Program Highlights

  • Competency based program 
    Over 1200 total content hours
  • FLEX Friendly Didactic Schedule
    Choose/attend 2 lecture days/week
    M/T or W/Th
  • Credit Transfer
    Comprehensive 42.5 ch program w/transfer to State Universities
  • Extended Internships
    Over 700 hours combined clinical & vehicular training
  • Financial Aid & Tuition Reimbursement
    program consists of three 14-16 week modules - perfect for VA, employer assistance & Financial Aid

Paramedic Training Program

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.

Learn more about degrees and certificates here.

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.

Program Activity Date
Pre-Paramedic Program Foundational Coursework (BIO160, HCC145, EMT235, EMT236, EMT249)  Available Fall & Spring Semesters Only 

**Extended deadline 

Paramedic Program Recruitment (Application) Period

June 1st 2014 Through July 15th, 2015

Paramedic Program Written Entrance Examinations

scheduled by staff - applicants notified via email​

Scheduled by appointment only
(Successful applicants move on to the oral panel interview process)

Paramedic Program Oral Board Panel Interviews

scheduled by staff - applicants notified via email

Scheduled by appointment only
Cohorts 2015-1 & 2015-2 Selection Completed (Student Notification of Acceptance)

July 24th,  2015

Mandatory Friends & Family Night Paramedic Student Orientation Session

(Applicable to selected students only)

Monday July 24th 2015 @ 1800
(Held at the MCC DTC Campus 4th Floor Atrium)

Paramedic Program Block #1 Start Date

Monday, August 24th 2015 (Fall Semester 2015)

Paramedic Program End Dates

Thursday, August 11th 2016 

National Registry Psychomotor Skills Exams

August 12th 2016
(held on site at MCC DTC campus)

National Registry Adaptive CBT Test Individual student schedules upon program completion verification
Paramedic Program Graduation

Saturday, 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.

For further questions or additional information, please contact Sean P. Newton @ (480) 461-6303 or via email @