Paramedic Associate Degree Program

Break into a career where you can make a difference.
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Program Type

Associate Degree

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Delivery Method

On Campus

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Course Length

Approximately
15 months

Program Objective

This associate degree program will give you the confidence, skills and knowledge to work as a proficient entry-level paramedic. Courses cover academic and field training for prehospital assessment and care. Other classes focus on anatomy, physiology, patient assessment, traumatic injuries, airway management and cardiology. Pima Medical Institute provides hands-on training so you can take what you learn in school and confidently apply it on the first day of the job.

All Locations

Find this program at one of the following Pima Medical Institute campuses.

Careers as a Paramedic

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.

Clinical Externships

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.

Program Outline

Learn more about the courses in this program.

Program Outline for Las Vegas

Semester l

EMS 102
Emergency Medical Technician
EMS 103
National Registry EMT Review
EMS 104
Field Experience Practicum

Semester lI

MTH 142
College Algebra
BIO 143
Anatomy and Physiology
EMS 111
Introduction to Paramedic Practice
EMS 121
Pharmacology
EMS 131
Airway Management
EMS 141
Patient Assessment and Diagnostics

Semester III

EMS 152
Cardiology
EMS 162
ECG Interpretation - Advanced Cardiac Diagnostics
EMS 172
Medical Emergencies and Advanced Life Support
EMS 182
Pediatric Emergencies
EMS 192
Trauma

Semester IV

CLE 144
Medical Law and Ethics
EMS 211
Advanced Medical Emergencies
EMS 221
ALS Operations
EMS 202
Clinical Externship
HST 205
Nevada History and US Constitution

Semester V

EMS 232
National Registry Paramedic Review
EMS 221
Field Internship

Program Outline for Mesa

Semester l

EMS 102
Emergency Medical Technician
EMS 103
National Registry EMT Review
EMS 104
Field Experience Practicum

Semester lI

MTH 142
College Algebra
BIO 143
Anatomy and Physiology
EMS 111
Introduction to Paramedic Practice
EMS 121
Pharmacology
EMS 131
Airway Management
EMS 141
Patient Assessment and Diagnostics

Semester III

EMS 152
Cardiology
EMS 162
ECG Interpretation - Advanced Cardiac Diagnostics
EMS 172
Medical Emergencies and Advanced Life Support
EMS 182
Pediatric Emergencies
EMS 192
Trauma
EMS 201
Clinical Practicum I

Semester IV

CLE 144
Medical Law and Ethics
EMS 211
Advanced Medical Emergencies
EMS 221
ALS Operations
EMS 231
National Registry Paramedic Review
EMS 241
Clinical Practicum II

Interested In Starting This Program?

Find out more about our Admissions Requirements or view our How to Apply page.

Success Is Within Reach

We are truly invested in making sure our students succeed.

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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

Pima Medical Blog

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Disclosures And Accreditations

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