Paramedicine professionals earn degrees from MCC

MESA, Arizona – Dec. 15, 2021 — Mesa Community College awards Associate in Applied Science in Paramedicine degrees to 17 students in December 2021.

Paramedicine students are prepared to pass the national certification exam to achieve the highest certification level of a pre-hospital care provider in the United States.

“MCC paramedicine graduates are emergency medical service professionals who are well prepared to provide our community with pre-hospital, advanced medical and trauma care,” explained MCC Paramedicine Program Director Sean Newton. “Most graduates will deliver emergency on-scene treatment, crisis intervention, life-saving stabilization and, when appropriate, transport ill or injured patients to emergency medical and surgical treatment facilities, such as hospitals and trauma centers.”

The MCC Paramedicine Program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Applied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The program features knowledgeable practicing instructors, specialized content experts, hands-on learning, state-of-the-art augmented and virtual reality simulation, and a well-balanced curriculum.

Newton added, “Mesa Community College is ranked as one of the top programs in Arizona and boasts that 100 percent of MCC paramedic graduates pass the National Registered Paramedics exam, according to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.”

EMSI Career Coach data projects the demand for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics in Maricopa County will grow steadily over the next decade.

To enter the MCC paramedicine program, individuals must first earn an EMT certification. Learn more about the MCC Emergency Medical Services programs at

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Contact: Dawn Zimmer,, 480-461-7892

Mesa Community College is nationally recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College and is known for service learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to education. For more than 50 years, the college has served as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to more than 30,000 students annually, MCC offers degree and certificate programs at its two campuses, additional locations and a combination of online formats. Through Guided Pathways with Integrated Support Services and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, MCC is transforming how it champions student success, college completion, university transfer and career attainment and advancement. MCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution and nearly 50% of its students are the first in their families to attend college. Its American Indian Institute serves students from the 22 federally recognized tribes of Arizona as well as out-of-state tribes. MCC has the largest indigenous student population of all the Maricopa Community Colleges. The diverse student body includes more than 300 international students from 55 countries. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to successfully transfer to a university or compete in the workforce. Located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, on the traditional territories of the O'odham, Piipaash and Yavapai Peoples, MCC is one of 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. Visit to learn more.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021