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 150||Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate 1||5|
|OEEM 150 L||Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate Lab 1||2|
|OEEM 151||Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate Field/Clinical 1||2|
|OEEM 153||Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for the EMS Provider||3|
|OEEM 201||Human Pathophysiology||3|
|OEEM 206||Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care||3|
|OEEM 207||Introduction to Pharmacology||3|
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.
|OEEM 201||Human Pathophysiology 2||3|
|OEEM 202||EMT-Paramedic Respiratory Emergencies||3|
|OEEM 203||EMT-Paramedic Trauma Emergencies||3|
|OEEM 206||Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care 2||3|
|OEEM 207||Introduction to Pharmacology 2||3|
|OEEM 210||Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation||3|
|OEEM 212||EMT-Paramedic Cardiovascular Emergencies||3|
|OEEM 213||EMT-Paramedic: Medical Emergencies I||3|
|OEEM 214||EMT--Paramedic: Medical Environmental Emergencies II||3|
|OEEM 216||EMT-Paramedic: Reproductive and Childhood Emergencies||3|
|OEEM 230||EMT-Paramedic Clinical Experience I||3|
|OEEM 231||EMT-Paramedic Clinical Experience II||3|
|OEEM 240||EMT-Paramedic Field Experience I||3|
|OEEM 241||EMT-Paramedic Field Experience II||3|
|OEEM 242||EMT-Paramedic Field Internship||3|
|OEEM 243||EMT-Paramedic Preparation for Practice||2|
Courses must be successfully completed before applying for entrance into the paramedic program.