Certificate of Completion in Paramedicine

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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.

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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
44–46
Catalog Year
2018-2019

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics $36,780
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

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.

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 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 should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
9
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 Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
14.5-16.5
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
20
EMT272AB Advanced Emergency Medical Technology RC 12.5
EMT272LL Advanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum RC 7.5

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

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).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.