Certificate 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 experience. This cohort program prepares students for the National Registry EMT-Paramedic (NREMT-P) licensure exam and the New Mexico licensure exam. Licensed paramedics provide advanced life support (ALS) 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

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able 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


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)



Admission to the program is competitive and requires all applicants complete the testing process. The entrance testing consists of an online exam, three brief, verbal only scenarios, and an interview. Applicants must hold a valid New Mexico EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate license. A National Registry certification or a license from another state will not be acceptable. Application fee of $30. Must be 18 to apply. Vaccinations required.


NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.