2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedic Emphasis, A.A.S.

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This program of study was modified on October 5, 2012.

See Addendum for specific changes.

The Associate of Applied Science Paramedic Emphasis is a continuation of the certificate program. For those already employed in the Paramedic field, the program may provide an opportunity for professional growth.

Prior to entry into any EMS certificate or degree program, the following prerequisites must be met. The student must:

  • Pass the assessment test or have completed College Reading (PCS 021  ) and Pre-algebra (TRM 090  ) before acceptance into the program. The director of student services must verify completion of this prerequisite by completing the “Assessment Results” portion of the application.
  • Complete an application (available on MCC campuses from the director of student services and from the Emergency Medical Services office) submitted to the EMS office.
  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a currently certified Arizona EMT, with one-year pre-hospital documented experience.
  • Have successfully completed the Haz-Mat First Responder 24-hour training.
  • Have successfully completed written and practical entrance exams and an oral interview.
  • Have current CPR certification at the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer level.

Contact the EMS office for other prerequisites and application forms. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to apply for the certification examination through the Department of Health Services. This program is approved by AZDHS, but successful completion of this program is not the sole criterion for obtaining certification for AZDHS or National Registry. Certification requirements are the exclusive responsibility of AZDHS, and students must satisfy those requirements independently of any requirements for graduation from MCC.

General Education Special Requirements

from the General Education AAS Checklist  Credits: 15-17

Paramedic Certificate: 32

*Elective Credits: 13-14


* If any of the elective credits are used as part of the AAS General Education Core, they cannot be used again as an elective in this section.

Total Credit Hours: 60-63

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