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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.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Paramedicine (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
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
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.
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.
|EMT235||Basic ECG Rhythm Analysis and Interpretation in the Emergency Setting||Prerequisites: Current basic life support (BLS) healthcare provider/professional rescuer card and a grade of C or better in (EMT/FSC104 or permission of Instructor).||RC||3|
|EMT236||Pharmacology in an Emergency Setting||Prerequisites: Current basic life support (BLS) healthcare provider/professional rescuer card and a grade of C or better in (EMT/FSC104 or permission of Instructor). MAT082 or higher suggested but not required.||RC||3|
|EMT240||Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)||Prerequisites: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) healthcare provider/professional rescuer card and a grade of C or better in (EMT235 and EMT236, or permission of Instructor).||RC||2|
|Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers: Advanced||Prerequisites: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) healthcare provider/professional rescuer card and a grade of C or better in (EMT235 and EMT236, or permission of Instructor). or Prerequisites: Advanced cardiac life support course or emergency cardiac care course, and EMT-Paramedic certification, and current employment as an EMT Paramedic, or permission of Instructor.||RC||1|
|Trauma Management I or Trauma Management II||Prerequisites: Basic EMT certification or nurse with emergency room experience, or permission of Department or Division. or Prerequisites: Certified as a Basic EMT, Intermediate EMT, Paramedic, or Arizona registered prehospital nurse, or permission of Instructor.||RC||2–4|
|EMT272AA||Advanced Emergency Medical Technology||Prerequisites: C or better in prereqs [Valid AZ EMT cert. & (MAT090 or higher or satisfactory score on placement exam), (ENG101 or ENG107), EMT235 & EMT236] or permission of Program Director. Comp written, oral & practical evaluation on all prereqs.||RC||12.5|
|EMT272AB||Advanced Emergency Medical Technology||Prerequisites: Valid Arizona EMT certification and a grade of C or better in EMT272AA. Comprehensive written, oral and practical evaluation on EMT272AA.||RC||12.5|
|EMT272LL||Advanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum||Prerequisites or Corequisites: EMT272AA and EMT272AB.||RC||7.5|
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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).
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|
|2018-2019||5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019|