This program is offered for both professionals and community members. The program offers courses sanctioned by various agencies such as the Arizona Department of Health Services, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, the American Heart Association, and the National Safety Council.

 

Graduates of the paramedic program will learn a wide range of skills and gain industry specific experience in:

  • Performing peripheral and central venipunctures.
  • Performing endotracheal intubation using various methods.
  • Performing patient assessment to National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians standards.
  • Assessing and providing paramedic level care for patients with cardiovascular and respiratory complaints.
  • Applying techniques of personal stress management.
  • Demonstrating correct EMS patient documentation to local standards.
  • Discussing current pre-hospital research issues.
  • Interpreting and analyzing 12 lead electrocardiography, with emphasis on detection of myocardial infarction.

Approval and Accreditation

The Program is approved by:
Arizona Department of Health Services
150 North 18th Avenue
(928) 542-088

The Program is accredited by:
CoAEMSP     
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445

CAAHEP
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350

Program Outcomes

Programs

Click on a program to get more information.

AAS in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

Fall: First Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
EMS 152 Basic Emergency Medical Technology or be EMT certified 12 Program Prerequiste
BIO 160 Introduction to Anataomy and Physiology/GE (recommended) 4 GE-Physical/Biological Science
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Social/Behavioral Science
    19  

Spring: Second Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
EMS 293 Paramedic Academy 1 15 Major Requirement
ENG 100 or ENG 101 Freshman Composition/GE  3 GE- Composition
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Humanities
    21  

Fall: Third Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
EMS 294 Paramedic Academy 2 15 Major Requirement
ENG 101 or ENG 102 Freshman Composition/GE  3 GE- Composition
SPC 215 Public Speaking/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Additional Courses
    21  

Spring: Fourth Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
EMS 295 Paramedic Academy 3 15 Major Requirement
MAT 105  Mathematics for the Applied Sciences OR approved higher level math 3 GE- Mathematics
    18  

 

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

Fall: First Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
EMS 152 Basic Emergency Medical Technology or be EMT certified 12 Program Prerequiste
    12  

Spring: Second Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
EMS 293 Paramedic Academy 1 15 Major Requirement
    15  

Fall: Third Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
EMS 294 Paramedic Academy 2 15 Major Requirement
    15  

Spring: Fourth Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
EMS 295 Paramedic Academy 3 15 Major Requirement
    15  

 

Requirements

1

Apply

Students must complete the steps to apply for admission to AWC and complete the new student checklist.

2

Apply to Program (updated requirements are listed below)

  1. Students must submit a program application and be accepted in to the Paramedic Academy by the Director of EMS or the Medical Director of EMS.
  2. Program prerequisite course(s): BIO 160 or BIO 201 and 202
  3. Meet the requirements of the Arizona State Department of Human Services

Note: Each course must be passed with a minimum grade of a B to continue in the program.

3

Required Courses

Students must submit a program application no later than July 8, 2021 to apply to the program for the Fall 2021 admission. Once accepted into the program, students will be able to register for required major courses. 

 

Documents

Form/File Name File
EMT Academy Application Packet Download

For more information about this year's registration deadlines contact Lupe Fuentes.

Explore the Program & Lab

AWC's paramedic lab features state-of-the-art technology and simulators. Here, the paramedic program students engage in a variety of skills labs and life-saving simulations.

Career Overview & Job Outlook

Successful completion of the paramedic program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations and annual median wages.

Paramedic
Administer basic or advanced emergency medical care and assess injuries and illnesses. May administer medication intravenously, use equipment such as EKGs, or administer advanced life support to sick or injured individuals.
$35,400
Fire Fighter Paramedic
 Provide advanced medical support in addition to handling the work of a firefighter.
 
Flight Paramedic
Flight Paramedics provide direct patient care in accordance with GMR protocols and/or medical direction.
$71,635
Emergency Management Directors
Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.
$74,590

Contact Information

Lupe Fuentes
Senior Secretary, Public Safety Institute
(928) 317-6452
Joseph Waterford
Director of Emergency Medical Services
(928) 317-6068
 

Arizona Western College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or CAAHEP up to the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions or CoAEMSP.

To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org
To contact CoAEMSP:
Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
214-703-8992 (fax)
www.coaemsp.org