Certificate of Completion in Critical Care Paramedicine

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Critical Care Paramedicine

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Health Sciences


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Critical Care Paramedicine is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and ability to synthesize standard of care and expanded scope of practice with comprehensive assessment, diagnostic technology, patient advocacy, ethical and professional behaviors, to practice patient-centered evidence based paramedicine in the clinical, out-of-hospital, and inter-facility transport settings. This certificate prepares students for a critical care paramedic credential.

Admission Criteria

Current state Paramedic certification.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Explain the standard of care and expanded scope of practice in critical care settings in Paramedicine.
  2. Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors consistent with Critical Care Paramedicine and expanded scope of practice.
  3. Describe factors of effective communication and decision-making in critical care team dynamics.
  4. Describe the Paramedic's roles and responsibilities in medical and legal issues.
  5. Demonstrate patient advocacy.
  6. Apply strategies of safety and survival in Critical Care Paramedicine.
  7. Apply principles of flight physiology.
  8. Integrate the pathophysiological significance of comprehensive assessment findings to manage Critical Care and high-risk patients.
  9. Synthesize Critical Care Paramedicine standard of care and expanded scope of practice to perform comprehensive patient assessment.
  10. Integrate pathophysiologic principles, epidemiology, and comprehensive assessment to formulate a differential diagnosis for patients in critical care settings.
  11. Utilize diagnostic technology and resources to interpret lab values of Critical Care and high-risk patients.
  12. Integrate the pathophysiological significance of comprehensive patient assessment findings to implement a management plan according to Critical Care Paramedicine expanded scope of practice.
  13. Utilize types of health information technology.

Meet with an Advisor

Become a Student

Click here for MCC’s easy-to-use Enrollment Steps.

Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.


All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Certificate of Completion in Critical Care Paramedicine (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=144941).

Major: 5003N
First Term: 2020 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 8
CIPS code: 51.0904
SOC codes: 29-2041.00
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - GC, MC, PV, PC
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
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Last Updated: 01/13/2020