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EMT - Paramedic

Associate of Applied Science

Being a paramedic is not only a great way to make a positive change in the world, but it is a fulfilling career choice that presents a different set of challenges everyday.

In our program, you will learn how to assess medical situations, provide high-level emergency medical care and stabilize emergency patients. You also will learn how to provide advanced life support, including endotracheal intubation, cardiac arrhythmia recognition and intervention. The program also includes drug therapy, invasive procedures, advanced airway management and I.V. therapy.

Selective Admission program: Students must meet the preparatory coursework and any other prerequisites listed in Program Admission and apply to the program. Only the most qualified students are admitted to the program. See an advisor for details.

Accreditation: Information is found on the program Accreditation webpage.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


East Campus &  29th St. Coalition Center

Contact Information

Division of Workforce and Continuing Education
Dean: 520.206.4587
Program Office: 520.206.3539
Program Advisor: 520.206.7464


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers. Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Paramedic $37,814

Academic Options

This program may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). See an advisor

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