Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) offers a paramedic training program. Through the use of scenario-based human patient simulation and case-based practice, students undergo an intensive, practical learning process. This cohort prepares students for the National Registry Paramedic exam (NREMT-P) licensure exam and the New Mexico licensing exam. Licensed paramedics provide advanced life support in pre-hospital settings.
NOTE: A.A.S degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to provide appropriate care to pre-hospital patients presenting with injuries or illness.
- Apply medical-legal concepts as they relate to
- Demonstrate proficiency in and appropriately apply advanced life support skills and techniques.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills to accurately diagnose and manage injuries and illness in a variety of settings.
- Provide safe, compassionate care and patient advocacy.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (23 HRS. MIN.)
Communications (6 hrs.)
ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3)
SPCH 220 Interpersonal Communications (3)
Mathematics (3 hrs. min.)
MATH 121 College Algebra (3)
MATH 135 Probability and Statistics (3)
Laboratory Science (4 hrs.)
BIOL 123 Biology for Health Sciences (3)
BIOL 123L Biology for Health Sciences Lab (1)
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 hrs.)
PSYC 130 Applied Health Psychology (3)
Social/Behavioral Science course (3)
Humanities and Fine Arts (3 hrs.)
The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences
and Humanities and Fine Arts areas should equal
9 credit hours.
Health and Wellness (1 hrs. min.)
CORE REQUIREMENTS: (48 HRS. MIN.)
EMSI 240 Anatomy and Physiology for EMS (4)
EMSI 240L Anatomy and Physiology for EMS Lab (2)
EMSI 241 Pre-Hospital Environment (2)
EMSI 242 Pre-Hospital Pharmacology (3)
EMSI 242L Pre-Hospital Pharmacology Lab (2)
EMSI 243 Respiratory Emergencies (2)
EMSI 243L Respiratory Emergencies Lab (2)
EMSI 244 Trauma Emergency Care (3)
EMSI 244L Trauma Emergency Care Lab (2)
EMSI 246L Paramedic Clinical I (2)
EMSI 248 OB/GYN Emergencies (2)
EMSI 248L OB/GYN Emergencies Lab (1)
EMSI 249 Pediatric Emergencies (2)
EMSI 249L Pediatric Emergencies Lab (1)
EMSI 250 Medical Emergencies (3)
EMSI 250L Medical Emergencies Lab (3)
EMSI 251 Cardiac Emergencies (4)
EMSI 251L Cardiac Emergencies Lab (2)
EMSI 252L Paramedic Clinical II (2)
EMSI 298 EMT-P Field Internship (5)
Six (6) credit hours of the A.A.A. and A.A.S. must come from an approved list of courses that satisfy the following requirements. These are not meant to be additional hours in the degree but are, instead, existing courses that satisfy the requirement and appear anywhere in the degree.
- Cultural Perspectives (3 credit hours)
- Sustainable Living (3 credit hours)
TOTAL 72 CREDITS MIN.