Academic Plan Code
MCCCD Program Detail
Students must earn a grade of B or better in all PME courses required within the program.
This program replaces:
AAS/3065 Advanced Emergency Medical Technology
AAS/3112 Emergency Response and Operations
The Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) in Paramedicine is a nationally accredited program designed to prepare students to become Paramedics. This program is a formal education in such paramedicine topics as anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, cardiology, pulmonary, pharmacology, pediatrics, geriatrics hematology, toxicology. Paramedicine builds upon EMT education and includes paramedic scope of practice. Paramedicine is integrated with fire service, law enforcement, ground transport services, flight transport services, search and rescue, hospitals, clinical setting, community paramedicine, and EMS education. There is a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Paramedicine available.
Students must be current and in good standing with the Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services-Certified as an Emergency Medical Technician. EMT certification preparatory courses are available at Maricopa County Community Colleges. Contact an academic advisor for details.
Students must complete an application and selection process.
What You’ll Learn
This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Maintain patient, public, personnel, and personal health, wellness and safety.
- Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional standards.
- Communicate efficiently and effectively with members of diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner.
- Effectively function within a multi-disciplinary healthcare system, recognizing roles, responsibilities and scope of practice.
- Efficiently synthesize and evaluate multiple sources of information.
- Perform comprehensive patient assessment.
- Develop a working differential diagnosis using multiple sources of information.
- Make informed, autonomous decisions in both clinical and uncontrolled settings.
- Guide and support the healthcare team, navigating interpersonal dynamics.
- Effectively manage patients.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|BIO160||Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|PME190||Introduction to ECG Rhythm Analysis and Interpretation for EMS Professionals (3)||0-3|
|PME191||Introduction to Pharmacology for EMS Professionals (3)||0-3|
|PME201||Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Initial Provider in Paramedicine||1|
|PME202||Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Initial Provider in Paramedicine||1|
|PME203||Pediatric Emergencies for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) Initial Provider in Paramedicine||1|
|PME204||Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) in Paramedicine||0.5|
|PME205||Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) Initial Provider in Paramedicine||1|
|PME206||International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Provider/Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)||1|
|PME240||Pharmacology in Paramedicine||3|
|PME245||Airway and Ventilatory Management in Paramedicine||3|
|PME250||Comprehensive Patient Assessment in Paramedicine||1|
|PME251||Medical Emergencies in Paramedicine I||4|
|PME252||Medical Emergencies in Paramedicine II||4|
|PME253||Medical Emergencies in Paramedicine III||4|
|PME254||Technical Operations in Paramedicine||2.5|
|PME260||Trauma Patient Management in Paramedicine||2|
|PME270||Immersive Total Patient Management Experience (ITPME)||2|
|PME280||Preparation for Paramedicine Practicum||1|
|PME281||Paramedicine Clinical Practicum: Comprehensive (2) OR|
|PME281AA||Paramedicine Clinical Practicum: Phase I (1) AND|
|PME281AB||Paramedicine Clinical Practicum: Phase II (1)||2|
|PME288||Paramedicine Comprehensive Field Internship Practicum||5|
|PME289||Preparation for Paramedic National Credentialing||2|
General Education Requirements
|General Education Requirement||Credits: 18-24|
|General Education Core||Credits: 12-18|
|First-Year Composition||Credits: 6|
|ENG101||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG107||First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND|
|ENG102||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG108||First-Year Composition for ESL (3)||6|
|Oral Communication||Credits: 3|
|COM100||Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR|
|COM110||Interpersonal Communication (3) OR|
|COM225||Public Speaking (3) OR|
|COM230||Small Group Communication (3)||3|
|COM225||recommended for students who intend to transfer to satisfy the AGEC-A literacy requirement|
|COM110||or COM230 recommended for students who do not intend to transfer.|
|Critical Reading||Credits: 0-3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR|
|Equivalent as indicated by assessment|
|MAT126||Intermediate Algebra with Review (6) OR|
|MAT120||Intermediate Algebra (5) OR|
|MAT121||Intermediate Algebra (4) OR|
|MAT122||Intermediate Algebra (3)||3-6|
|MAT150,||or MAT151, or MAT152 recommended for students who intend to transfer|
|General Education Distribution||Credits: 6|
|Humanities and Fine Arts||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.|
|Natural Sciences||Credits: 0|
|Met by BIO160 in the Required Courses area.|
Meet with an Advisor
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 Associate in Applied Science in Paramedicine (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=143221).