Applications Accepted January 11th, 2016 Through June 30th 2016

Program Brochure

Contact the Program Director

Sean Newton

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

Program Highlights

  • Competency based program 
    Over 1400 total content hours
  • FLEX Friendly Didactic Schedule
    Choose/attend 2 lecture days/week
    T/W or Th/F
  • Credit Transfer
    Comprehensive 42.5 ch program w/transfer to State Universities
  • Extended Internships
    Over 744 hours combined clinical & vehicular training
  • Financial Aid & Tuition Reimbursement
    program consists of three 12-16 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 

Paramedic Program Recruitment (Application) Period

January 11th, 2016 Through June 30th, 2016

Paramedic Program Written Entrance Examinations

scheduled by staff - applicants notified via email​

Monday, July 11th 2016 OR Tuesday, July 12th 2016
(applicants choose one date to take exam)

Paramedic Program Oral Board Panel Interviews

scheduled by staff - applicants notified via email

Scheduled by appointment only
Cohorts 2017-1 & 2017-2 Selection Completed (Student Notification of Acceptance)

Friday July 22,  2016

Mandatory Friends & Family Night Paramedic Student Orientation Session

(Applicable to selected students only)

Monday August 1, 2016 @ 1800
(Held at the MCC DTC Campus 4th Floor Atrium)

Paramedic Program Block #1 Start Date

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 OR Wednesday, August 24th 2016
(Fall Semester 2016)

Paramedic Program End Dates

Thursday, August 17th, 2017 (Summer Session 2017)

National Registry Psychomotor Skills Exams

August 18th 2017
(held on site at MCC DTC campus)

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

Saturday, August 19th 2017

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 @

Forms & Documents

Accreditation Status

CoAEMSP - Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs Emergency MedicineThe Mesa Community College Paramedic Program has been issued a Letter of Review (LoR) by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program is seeking initial accreditation and has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s).

CAAHEP - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education ProgramsCAAHEP / CoAEMSP LoR Program #600752 & Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Trauma and Emergency Medical Services ALS Training Program Certificate Holder #450311.Mesa Community College has submitted the required ISSR report to CoAEMSP effective February 2016 to proceed with full accreditation.

Currently, the ISSR is under Executive Review and MCC is waiting for formal notification of our site visit.