Emergency Medical Services Institute — EMSI

School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math

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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 a state license at the Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic levels.

EMSI Paramedic Program Application 2022-2023

The EMSI at SFCC is now accepting applications to the 2021 – 2022 paramedic cohort. The application period will close at 1700 on Sunday, August 1, 2021. You can download the application packet here.  If you have questions, please contact Sahaj Khalsa, Program Director (sahaj.khalsa@sfcc.edu). 


Working as an EMT or Paramedic often means you’re making the difference between life and death.

SFCC’s Emergency Medical Services Institute offers high-quality training in the assessment, understanding and management of medical, trauma, cardiac, pediatric and many other types of  emergencies. Our graduates 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 students to practice rescue exercises in life-threatening situations.

SFCC’s EMSI preps graduates to sit for the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) certification exams and to obtain New Mexico licensure. EMTs and paramedics are needed around the state and the nation, so, once licensed, graduates will be in high demand from employers. SFCC graduates at all levels pass their NREMT exams at significantly higher than average rates.

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.

2017 – 2020 NREMT exam pass rate for Certificate in EMT – Basic Graduates 92%
2017 – 2020 NREMT exam pass rate for Certificate in EMT – Intermediate Graduates (AEMT) 85%
2017 – 2020 NREMT exam pass rate for Paramedic Program Graduates (Certificate and Degree) 98%
  • Learn about the requirements for the Basic Emergency Medical Technician Certificates here!
  • Learn about the requirements for the Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician Certificates here!
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