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 pre-hospital settings.
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.
CORE REQUIREMENTS: (49 HRS.)
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)
PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION TO THE PARAMEDIC COHORT PROGRAM:
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.
TOTAL 49 CREDITS