Paramedic Associate Degree Program
A paramedic is a first responder and member of an emergency services team who helps administer timely care for patients during an emergency.
Careers as a Paramedic
What Are My Career Opportunities as a Paramedic?
What Are My Career Opportunities as a Paramedic?
This associate degree program will prepare graduates to apply their skills in a variety of settings, such as:
- Ambulance services
- Industrial plants
- Forest services
- Fire departments
Emergencies, such as car accidents, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the skills of EMTs and paramedics.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow faster than other occupations from 2020 to 2030.
When you’re a Pima Medical Institute student, you get access to our Career Services team—here for you when you need extra help with finding the right job opportunities, building a resume, strengthening your interview skills or just looking for general guidance.
At Pima Medical Institute, most programs allow students to work in their field through clinical externships—a chance to be mentored by full-time professionals and interface with real patients.
In addition to real-world experience, clinical externships offer students resume-worthy opportunities, letters of recommendation from supervisors and sometimes job placement directly after graduation.
Learn more about the courses in this program.
Program Outline for Las Vegas
Program Outline for Mesa
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“The instructors were fantastic! They have experience in the field and offer a wealth of information. I was able to meet and become friends with some great people in my classes. The program was challenging but, honestly, the most difficult piece for me was time management. Making time for class and my clinical hours on top of being a father to three children and my job, where I’m also an instructor, was the toughest part.”
Roberto Garcia, Paramedic Graduate
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Pima Medical Institute Launches Paramedic Associate Degree Program in Las Vegas
Students interested in pursuing a career as a paramedic can now enroll in an associate degree program at Pima Medical Institute’s Las Vegas campus. Pima
Disclosures And Accreditations
State Licensure Determination Disclosure
The Paramedic program is offered via on-ground and hybrid delivery methods. The program is available to residents of Nevada and meets applicable licensure requirements in those states. While there may be online components, completion of this program requires on-ground attendance at the campus at which the student is enrolled and cannot be completed solely via distance education. Prospective students and enrolled students should understand that moving out of the state in which they enrolled may adversely impact a student’s ability to complete the program. If a student is planning to relocate outside of their state of enrollment he or she is required to discuss this with the Student Services Coordinator and/or Program Director.
Graduates of the Paramedic program are eligible to apply to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification examination at the paramedic level. After licensure is obtained in the state (NV) transfer of state licensure may be available via state reciprocity compacts. Prospective students and current students are strongly encouraged to contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine requirements before enrolling in a program.
In compliance with 34 CFR 668.43 Pima Medical Institute has made a reasonable effort to determine graduate eligibility for licensure in all states for programs designed and advertised as leading to licensure. The document below lists Pima Medical Institute programs and states where the curriculum meets licensure requirements, states where the curriculum does not meet licensure requirements, and states in which Pima Medical Institute has been unable to determine if the curriculum meets state licensure requirements. All consumers should be advised that due to the frequent changes to state statutes, rules, and regulations Pima Medical Institute cannot guarantee licensure based on the lists below.
State Licensure Determination Disclosure – Associate Degree
Contact information for state licensing boards in which Pima Medical Institute has determined the program does not meet state licensure requirements or where Pima Medical Institute has been unable to determine if the program meets state licensure requirements can be found below.
Accreditation and Program Information
The Pima Medical Institute – Las Vegas campus Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
To contact CoAEMSP Executive Office:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX (214) 703-8992
View accreditation information for all programs by campus
The Las Vegas Paramedic program is new and did not have a graduating class in 2018, 2019, or 2020; therefore, no outcomes are reported for those years.
View program costs, additional disclosures and outcomes for this program (if applicable)