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Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic

Associate of Applied Science

The Paramedic Associate of Applied Science program increases the knowledge and skill of the I-EMT and the EMT-B in 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.

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

Paramedic Interest Program/Major Codes: AOA9ALA/9EMD
Paramedic Program/Major Codes:
AASEMD/EMD1

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Program Requirements 2019-2020

General Education Requirements

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.*


Credits
Communication Requirement
   Recommend: WRT 101 or 154
3
Arts and Humanities Requirement 3
Social and Behavioral Science Requirement 3
Mathematics or Science Requirement
  NOTE: Must meet the Math Competency
3
Other Requirement
   Recommend: CMN 120
3
Special Requirement
   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

* In the general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "C" (cultural diversity) or "G" (global awareness).

www.pima.edu/paramedic-aas