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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: 520.206.4664
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

Program Requirements 2020-2021

General Education Requirements

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

General Education Requirements Credits
Communication Requirement
   Recommend: WRT 101 or 154
Arts and Humanities Requirement 3
Social and Behavioral Science Requirement 3
Mathematics or Science Requirement
  NOTE: Must meet the Math Competency
Other Requirement
   Recommend: CMN 120
Special Requirement
Fulfill the C or G requirement by taking an appropriate course in the above categories.
   Recommend: CMN 120
Subtotal 15

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
EMT 170 ALS Operations 1.5
EMT 205 ALS Pharmacology and Medication Administration 3.5
EMT 214 ALS Advanced Special Considerations 2
EMT 218 Paramedic National Registry Preparatory Course 3
EMT 219 ALS Foundations 1
EMT 221 ALS Airway and Ventilation 2
EMT 222 ALS Patient Assessment and Assessment Based Management 2
EMT 223 ALS Trauma Emergencies and Systems 2.5
EMT 224 ALS Medical Emergencies 4
EMT 225 ALS Special Medical Considerations 2.5
EMT 227LC ALS Practicum: Clinical lab - Emergency Room 1.5
EMT 228LC ALS Practicum: Vehicular lab - Team Member 2
EMT 230 Basic ECG Interpretation 3
EMT 242 ALS Advanced Foundations 4
EMT 244 ALS Advanced Medical Emergencies 2.5
EMT 247LC ALS Advanced Practicum: Clinical lab - Specialized Care 2
EMT 248LC ALS Advanced Practicum: Vehicular lab - Team Lead Capstone 4
EMT 250 Advanced Cardiac Care 1
EMT 252 Pediatric Advanced Life Support 1
EMT 254 Advanced ECG Interpretation 2
EMT 295 ALS Independent Research 1
Subtotal 48
Total 63

Paramedic Interest Program/Major Codes: AOA9ALA/9EMD

Program/Major Codes: AASEMD/EMD1

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