The Paramedic Certificate program prepares students to render pre-hospital emergency care as ambulance, fire department, search and rescue, and volunteer ambulance personnel. This program trains students to perform a variety of medical services including recognition of and management of patients with heart disease; immediate care to persons with auto accident injuries, burns, poisoning, and alcohol and drug overdose; assistance with emergency childbirth, acute psychiatric disorders, and various other medical emergencies. This program meets or exceeds all national DOT requirements.
Students, who wish to participate in the Paramedic Certificate program, must be 18 years of age or older, be a currently certified Arizona EMT, and have one-year of pre-hospital documented experience. In addition, they must have current CPR certification at the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider level or at the American Red Cross Professional Rescuer level. For more information regarding the Paramedic Certificate, see the Emergency Medical Services webpage.
Note: In order to earn the Paramedic Certificate, students must earn at least a “B” in all courses. For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.