Emergency Medical Services Institute — EMSI 
School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math

About the Program

Want to learn how to provide emergency care in a 911 setting? Want to make a difference in your community and save lives?

Enroll in SFCC’s Emergency Medical Services Institute (EMSI). You will learn from instructors who are experienced professionals dedicated to preparing qualified, competent and compassionate health care providers.

You can earn Emergency Medical Technician certification and state licensure at the Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic levels.



Working in Paramedicine often means you’re making the difference between life and death.

SFCC’s Paramedic Program gives you top training in medical, trauma, cardiac, pediatric and many other types of  emergencies, so you are prepared to provide immediate, quality, compassionate and evidence-based care wherever it is needed.

Partnerships with local fire and EMS departments provide the realistic environment for you to practice rescue exercises in life-threatening situations.

SFCC’s paramedic-training program will prep you to sit for the National Registry Certification Exam and to obtain New Mexico licensure. Paramedics are needed around the state and the nation, so, once licensed, students will be in high demand from employers. Students who complete the program are prepared for the national and state licensure exams.

SFCC can tailor the program based on the needs of the community to serve local fire departments, hospitals, ambulance services, government agencies, and members of the public who wish to further their skills and knowledge.

The Institute also offers certification in CPR/First Aid and post licensure certification courses in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) and PreHospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS). Once you’re licensed, you’re eligible to work in a variety of rural and urban emergency settings.


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support CPR (BLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
CPR and First Aid Courses

Campus Closed: Spring Break

SFCC will be closed March 18-24. The Higher Education Center will only be open for NMHU classes.

No on- or off-campus classes or activities will be held, and no labs or other student services will be available.

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