Academic Plan Code
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Paramedicine program is designed to provide advanced techniques of emergency care, stabilization, and immobilization of victims of illness and injury. The techniques of emergency care include but are not limited to assessment, detailed physical examination, recognition and documentation of signs and symptoms of illness and injury, critical thinking and diagnosis intervention, and the evaluation of the interventions. The techniques of assessment include but are not limited to electrocardiograph rhythm identification, administration of oxygen, defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing, and advanced airway techniques. The techniques for immobilization of the victim include but are not limited to the use of specific immobilization devices, peripheral intraosseous and central intravenous techniques, and preparation and care during transportation.
EMT101 or current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer or permission of Program Director. EMT/FSC104 or Arizona State EMT Certification or equivalent or Arizona State Paramedic certification or equivalent or permission of program director.
Admission Criteria: Prior to being considered for and accepted into the program, students must complete specified exams and an oral interview with the EMT/FSC department. Additionally, students must have a recommendation from a referring agency. Finally, students should seek department advisement on completing program prerequisites prior to acceptance into the program.
Course Sequence by Term
The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway. Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term. It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
- Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites, any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment. Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.
Program Area Key:
- Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
- FYC = First Year Composition
- HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
- Mathematics = Mathematics
- NS = Natural Science
- Oral Comm = Oral Communication
- PP = Program Prerequisite
- SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
- RC = Required Courses
- RE = Restricted Electives
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
|RC||EMT235||Basic ECG Rhythm Analysis and Interpretation in the Emergency Setting||EMT/FSC104 OR permission of instructor.||3|
|RC||EMT236||Pharmacology in an Emergency Setting||EMT/FSC104 OR permission of instructor.||3|
|RC||EMT240||Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)||Current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer AND (EMT235 and EMT236, or permission of Instructor)||2|
|Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or
Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers: Advanced
|Current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer AND (EMT235 and EMT236, or permission of Instructor)||1|
|Trauma Management I or
Trauma Management II
|Basic EMT certification OR nurse with emergency room experience, OR permission of Department or Division||2–4|
|RC||EMT272AA||Advanced Emergency Medical Technology||[(MAT102, equivalent. or a satisfactory score on a district placement exam), ENG101/107, EMT235 & EMT236] OR permission of Program Director. Valid AZ certification and employment as an EMT for 1 full calendar year||12.5|
|RC||EMT272AB||Advanced Emergency Medical Technology||[(MAT102 or equivalent, or a satisfactory score on the ASSET, or COMPASS, or Accuplacer placement exam), (ENG101 or ENG107), EMT235, and EMT236], OR permission of Program Director. Comprehensive written, oral and practical evaluation on all EMT272AB prerequisite courses. Valid Arizona certification AND employment as an EMT for one full calendar year OR permission of Program Director||12.5|
|RC||EMT272LL||Advanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum||Prerequisites or Corequisites: EMT272AA AND EMT272AB||7.5|
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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 Paramedicine (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm?id=98144).