Associate in Applied Science in Paramedicine

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 program prepares students for the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) certification exam and New Mexico licensure.  Licensed paramedics provide advanced life support in prehospital settings.

Apply to the 2019 – 2020 Paramedic cohort

The EMSI at SFCC will begin accepting applications to the 2019 – 2020 Paramedic program on April 1, 2019. The application period will close at 1700 on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The application packet, with instructions, is here: Paramedic Program Application 2019-2020

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.

Learning Outcomes

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
    pre-hospital care.
  • 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.

Class Requirements


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.)



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)