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Program Description

To develop in students the personal traits and professional skills required to perform as a competent entry-level paramedic on an emergency services team. Students will be given the academic and field training necessary to provide prehospital assessment and care of patients. Topics include anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, traumatic injuries, airway management, and cardiology.

Program Requirements

How Long is the Program?

Program Length: Approximately 15 months
 
Curriculum:  What Classes Do I Need to Take to Become a Paramedic?

Here are just a few classes you will take during the Paramedic program:
  • Cardiology
  • Medical Emergencies and Advanced Life Support
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Trauma

What are the Prerequisites for the Paramedic Program?

Applicants for this program must:
  • be at least 18 years old
  • pass a mathematics screening exam with a score of 80% or higher
  • interview with college program director

Where Can I Take a Paramedic Training Class Near Me?

Arizona



Program Outline for Mesa
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
EMS 102 Emergency Medical Technician 120 75 30 11.0
EMS 103 National Registry EMT Review 15 7.5 - 1.0
EMS 104 Field Experience Practicum - - 90 2.0
Semester I Total 135 82.5 120 14.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
MTH 142 College Algebra 45 - - 3.0
BIO 143 Anatomy and Physiology 60 - - 4.0
EMS 111 Introduction to Paramedic Practice 30 7.5 - 2.0
EMS 121 Pharmacology 45 7.5 - 3.0
EMS 131 Airway Management 30 7.5 - 2.0
EMS 141 Patient Assessment and Diagnostics 45 15 - 3.5
Semester II Total 255 37.5 - 17.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
EMS 152 Cardiology 45 15 - 3.5
EMS 162 ECG Interpretation - Advanced Cardiac Diagnostics 15 - - 1.0
EMS 172 Medical Emergencies and Advanced Life Support 45 15 - 3.5
EMS 182 Pediatric Emergencies 30 15 - 4.0
EMS 192 Trauma 45 30 - 4.0
EMS 201 Clinical Practicum I - - 150 3.0
Semester III Total 180 75 150 17.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
CLE 144 Medical Law and Ethics 30 - - 2.0
EMS 211 Advanced Medical Emergencies 45 15 - 3.5
EMS 221 ALS Operations 30 - - 2.0
EMS 231 National Registry Paramedic Review 45 8 - 3.0
EMS 241 Clinical Practicum II - - 360 8.0
Semester IV Total 150 23 360 18.5
Program Totals 720 218 630 67.5


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