Emergency Medical Services Paramedic

CERT - Occupational Certificate

This program is offered for both professionals and community members. Emergency medical classes are available for everything from CPR and first aid to paramedic training. 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. Students must maintain 80% or higher in each EMS course specified in the program in order to test for state and national certification. Criminal history self disclosure required.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in emergency medical services that will prepare them for employment as paramedics.

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform peripheral and central venipuncture.
  • Perform endotracheal intubation using various methods.
  • Assess and provide paramedic level care for patients with cardiovascular and respiratory complaints.
  • Demonstrate competence, written and practical, in pharmacology, medication dose calculations and administration.
  • Apply techniques of personal stress management.
  • Assess and provide paramedic level care for patients with medical conditions such as: respiratory disorders, cardiac disorders, nervous system disorders, endocrine disorders, acute abdomen, anaphylaxis, toxicological disorders, infectious diseases, environmental disorders, and Geriatric/Gerontologic disorders.
  • Apply knowledge of pre-hospital medications in simulated and actual patient care.

Program Map

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

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

                                                                                Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

                                Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Rev. 10/2022

Fall: First Semester

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

Spring: Second Semester

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

Fall: Third Semester

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

Spring: Fourth Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
EMS 295 Paramedic Academy 3 15 Major Requirement
Open the program map above to view the recommended classes to complete the program. You can also print the program map using the button above.

Additional Information

This degree requires additional forms to be submitted.

File Name Downloads
Application Checklist Download

Check the EMS -EMT / Paramedic program page for any additional information.

Contact Lupe.Fuentes@azwestern.edu with any questions.