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Residential Faculty - Occupational Program Director Paramedic Education
This program is part of the Fire Science/EMT Department.
Imagine a career that requires nothing less than your personal best. A career you’re highly trained for, yet learn from on a daily basis. One where you help others in need and sometimes even save lives. Imagine a career as a paramedic.
The highest-level EMT on an emergency response team, the paramedic provides advanced emergency on-scene treatment, crisis intervention, and life-saving stabilization. Often, this will include the transport of ill or injured patients to definitive emergency medical and surgical treatment facilities, such as hospitals and trauma centers.
The Paramedic program at MCC features knowledgeable practicing instructors, specialized content experts, hands-on learning, and a well-balanced curriculum. It’s a complete and comprehensive immersion into the emergency medical services field.
The Paramedic program gives you the opportunity to receive an ALS Paramedic certification in addition to an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science (AAS). The AAS Degree at MCC is fully transferrable to state universities in Arizona and was designed to prepare and engage students in their future careers.
The Right Pathway for You
MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.
The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Paramedicine||Pathway Map|
MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Emergency Response and Operations - Track III: Emergency Management||see an advisor|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Emergency Response and Operations Track II Paramedicine||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Emergency Response and Operations Track III Emergency Management||Pathway Map|
The Paramedic program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.
|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.|
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
Meet with an Advisor
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
Advising for the Paramedic program is available through the Fire Science/EMT department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.