Paramedic Education Program

Contact the Program Director

Sean Newton

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

Fast Fact


of 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 graduates passed the national boards.

*(source: NREMT)

Program Highlights

  • CAAHEP Accredited
    Initial accreditation received Sept. 2017
  • Competency-based program
    Over 1400 total content hours, which include ACLS, PALS, PEPP, NRP, PHTLS & AMLS provider certifications
  • Fall and Spring start dates
    Program cohorts begin every Fall and Spring semester
  • Credit Transfer
    Comprehensive 45 credit hour program w/transfer articulation to State Universities
  • Extended Internships
    Over 500 hours of combined clinical & field internship experience
  • Financial Aid & Tuition Reimbursement
    Program consists of three 12-16 week modules - qualifies for VA and Financial Aid assistance

Pre-Paramedicine Coursework

Paramedic applicants with less than two years verifiable work history as an EMCT are required to complete the pre-paramedic foundational coursework prior to competing in the Paramedic Program selection process. Those students also pursuing the AAS in Paramedicine are required to complete these courses. These courses include:

  • PME 190: Introduction to ECG Rhythm Analysis and Interpretation for EMS Professionals
  • PME 191: Introduction to Pharmacology for EMS Professionals

How to Register for Pre-Paramedic Coursework

Complete the Pre-Paramedic Registration Form: Pre-Paramedic Registration Form

  • To complete and submit this registration form, you must be logged in to your given Maricopa Student email account.
  • Please be advised that you must be prepared to upload the following documents to this registration form:
    • Arizona State EMCT Certification Card (currently valid) - students not currently certified, may provide documentation of their pending completion of an approved EMT course.
    • BLS CPR Provider Card (currently valid)
  • Once the registration form is submitted, students should receive an email verification in their student email account showing successful submission. If you do not receive this email, please contact our office: (480) 461-6300.

Our Paramedic Students

Certified Paramedic - Arizona

Are prepared to become competent certified NREMT Paramedics with a high capacity for critical thinking and confidence.

May earn a Certificate of Completion in Paramedicine or may choose to earn an Associate's Degree of Applied Science (AAS) in Paramedicine. The AAS Degree is transferable to 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 hospitals and trauma centers.