Certificate of Completion in Community Health Paramedicine

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Health Sciences

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Community Health 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 community setting. This certificate prepares students for a community health paramedic credential.

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Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Community Health Paramedicine (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5017N
Total Credits Required
8
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Program Notes

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.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Synthesize Community Paramedicine standard of care and expanded scope of practice to perform comprehensive patient assessment.
  2. Demonstrate patient advocacy within the Community Paramedicine standard of care and expanded scope of practice.
  3. Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors consistent with the Community Paramedicine standard of care and expanded scope of practice.
  4. Synthesize Community Paramedicine standard of care and expanded scope of practice to perform a differential diagnosis.
  5. Synthesize Community Paramedicine standard of care and expanded scope of practice to manage medical conditions, behavioral health, end of life situations, special needs, and home health care.
  6. Navigate social service resources and referrals as part of the management plan.
  7. Utilize types of health information technology.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

$35,112

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Admission Criteria

Current state Paramedic certification.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
PME291 Community Health Paramedicine 8

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Community Health Paramedicine (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=144938).