Certificate of Completion: Paramedic

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend this program can be found on the following https://dacc.nmsu.edu/gainfulemployment/.

The EMT-Paramedic certificate program consists of a minimum of 47 credits while the associate of applied science degree program is a minimum of 69 credits in length. Students may take the general education courses for the associate of applied science degree at any time; however, courses listed in the "Technical Program Requirements" section (which are common to both the associate degree and certificate programs) must be taken in the prescribed sequence. In order to progress through the program, students must meet specific departmental grading criteria in every course taken. This portion of the curriculum must be completed within a three-year period. Thus, those opting to study on a part-time basis are advised to plan carefully in order to take courses in the correct sequence.

Applications for the Paramedic program may be requested from the EMS office (room DASR 220, telephone 575-527-7645).

To graduate with a certificate or an associate degree, students must earn a C or better in all required departmental and non-departmental courses.

Prerequisites for Entry into the Paramedic Program

See overview page, “Program Prerequisites and Entrance Requirements.”

OEEM 150Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate 15
OEEM 150 LEmergency Medical Technician Intermediate Lab 12
OEEM 151Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate Field/Clinical 12
OEEM 153Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for the EMS Provider3
OEEM 201Human Pathophysiology3
OEEM 206Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care3
OEEM 207Introduction to Pharmacology3

Students who are currently licensed in New Mexico at the EMT-Intermediate level may be allowed to take a proficiency exam in lieu of this course.

(47 credits)

Technical Requirements
OEEM 201Human Pathophysiology 23
OEEM 202EMT-Paramedic Respiratory Emergencies3
OEEM 203EMT-Paramedic Trauma Emergencies3
OEEM 206Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care 23
OEEM 207Introduction to Pharmacology 23
OEEM 210Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation3
OEEM 212EMT-Paramedic Cardiovascular Emergencies3
OEEM 213EMT-Paramedic: Medical Emergencies I3
OEEM 214EMT--Paramedic: Medical Environmental Emergencies II3
OEEM 216EMT-Paramedic: Reproductive and Childhood Emergencies3
OEEM 230EMT-Paramedic Clinical Experience I3
OEEM 231EMT-Paramedic Clinical Experience II3
OEEM 240EMT-Paramedic Field Experience I3
OEEM 241EMT-Paramedic Field Experience II3
OEEM 242EMT-Paramedic Field Internship3
OEEM 243EMT-Paramedic Preparation for Practice2
Total Credits47

Courses must be successfully completed before applying for entrance into the paramedic program.