Certificate of Completion in Paramedicine

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Field of Interest: Health Sciences

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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Paramedicine (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5513
Total Credits Required
47.5-62.5
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program 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 program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

$36,713

* 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

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.

Program Prerequisites

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.

Course Sequence by Term

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

  • 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 placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EMT235 Basic ECG Rhythm Analysis and Interpretation in the Emergency Setting RC 3
EMT236 Pharmacology in an Emergency Setting RC 3
EMT240 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) RC 2
EMT242 or
EMT265
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers: Advanced RC 1

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EMT245 or
EMT246
Trauma Management I or Trauma Management II RC 2–4
EMT272AA Advanced Emergency Medical Technology RC 12.5

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EMT272AB Advanced Emergency Medical Technology RC 12.5
EMT272LL Advanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum RC 7.5

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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.

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 (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=98144).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019