EMT Paramedic - Certificate of Completion

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

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 OEEM courses, and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0.

Prerequisites for Entry into the Paramedic Program

See overview page, Program Prerequisites and Entrance Requirements.

Prefix Title Credits
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

(47 credits)

Prefix Title 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

Some prerequisite courses are required for admission to the Emergency Medical Services program, but are not calculated in the degree credit total.  See Overview page for complete Program Prerequisites and Entrance Requirements.  Specific entrance requirements/prerequisites vary depending on the qualifications of the applicant and the level of training/licensure sought.

(47 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study - The following plan is for courses required AFTER admission to the program.

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

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 OEEM courses, and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 47 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
OEEM 201 Human Pathophysiology 3
OEEM 206 Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care 3
OEEM 207 Introduction to Pharmacology 3
 Credits9
Semester 2
OEEM 210 Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation 3
 Credits3
Semester 3
OEEM 202 EMT-Paramedic Respiratory Emergencies 3
OEEM 203 EMT-Paramedic Trauma Emergencies 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
 Credits18
Semester 4
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
 Credits12
Semester 5
OEEM 242 EMT-Paramedic Field Internship 3
OEEM 243 EMT-Paramedic Preparation for Practice 2
 Credits5
 Total Credits47