School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math


About the Program

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. Frequent access to the Simulation Center providers our students with opportunities to practice their skills and learn in a safe, controlled and highly realistic environment. Partnerships with local fire and EMS departments provide the environment for students to practice rescue exercises in life-threatening situations and learn directly from active and experienced paramedics.

The Emergency Medical Services Institute (EMSI) at Santa Fe Community College offers a paramedic training program. Students who complete the program are prepared for the National Registry of EMTs ( certification exam and licensure in New Mexico, or other states which may recognize NREMT results. Paramedics are needed around the state and the nation, so, once licensed, students will be in high demand from employers.

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


National Registry Results and Job Placement

National Registry Paramedic Exam Pass Rate (2016 – 2019) 98% on first attempt
Graduate’s job placement rate 93%
Student retention rate (attrition calculated from all causes) 83%


The Santa Fe Community College paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, CAAHEP ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions, CoAEMSP (

Career Opportunities

  • Hospital
  • Fire department
  • Ambulance service
  • On-call emergency medical staff


  • Advanced Life Support
  • Critical Thinking
  • Compassion
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Scene Management