Paramedicine (CCL)

Program Information

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Paramedicine program is designed to provide advanced techniques of emergency care, stabilization, and immobilization of victims of illness and injury. The techniques of emergency care include but are not limited to assessment, detailed physical examination, recognition and documentation of signs and symptoms of illness and injury, critical thinking and diagnosis intervention, and the evaluation of the interventions. The techniques of assessment include but are not limited to electrocardiograph rhythm identification, administration of oxygen, defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing, and advanced airway techniques. The techniques for immobilization of the victim include but are not limited to the use of specific immobilization devices, peripheral intraosseous and central intravenous techniques, and preparation and care during transportation.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.

This program requires students to complete prerequisites and admission criteria. Download the Course Check Sheet and see a program advisor for details.

EMT/FSC104 requires students to complete additional hours in a competency-based clinical, vehicular, and/or scenario based experience. At GCC students are required to take EMT104AB to meet this requirement. EMT104 has a number of prerequisites.  Please see this web page for the specifics (list is under Program Notes). 

If you are interested in continuing your education, the courses in this certificate program may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) in Emergency Response and Operations: Paramedicine program track. The guidance of the Program Director is recommended.

Advisement note:

A critical reading course (CRE101 or CRE111) is recommended.

Admission Criteria:

Minimum tenth grade level reading proficiency as demonstrated by appropriate Reading placement exam.
Students may be required to complete a program entrance exam prior to starting Advanced level courses OR have Permission of Program Director.

Name: SID:
Advisor: Catalog Year:


Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 0-10 Credits Grade Sem/Year

A student with national EMT registry certification or higher may skip Semester 1 in this sequence.

To take EMT/FSC104 at GCC, students will also be required to enroll in EMT/FSC104AB.

EMT 101 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Basic Cardiac Life Support OR

Current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer OR
Permission of Program Director (0-0.50 credits)

EMT 104 Emergency Medical Technology OR

FSC104 Emergency Medical Technology


EMT 104AB Applied Practical Studies for Emergency Medical Technology .5    
EMT 104 Emergency Medical Technology OR

FSC104 Emergency Medical Technology


Arizona State EMT Certification or equivalent OR
Arizona State Paramedic Certification or equivalent OR
Permission of Program Director  (0-9.5 credits)

Semester II 10-13 Credits Grade Sem/Year

EMT296WC is required course for students admitted to the Paramedicine program at GCC. Students not meeting minimum credit prerequisites for EMT296WC (12 or more college credits with GPA of 2.6 or higher) will need to obtain permission of Program Director to enroll. EMT296WC may be waived by Program Director on a case-by-case basis for students working part-time or full-time for an out-of-hospital pre-hospital provider. HCC145/HCC145++ is offered as an alternate to EMT296WC at other MCCCD colleges, but is not recommended by GCC Program Director.

BIO 160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4    
EMT 235 Emergency Cardiac Care 3    
EMT 236 Pharmacology in an Emergency Setting 3    
EMT 296WC Cooperative Education

May be waived by Program Director based on experience (0-3 credits)

Semester III 12.5 Credits Grade Sem/Year
EMT 272AA Advanced Emergency Medical Technology 12.5    
Semester IV 12.5 Credits Grade Sem/Year
EMT 272AB Advanced Emergency Medical Technology 12.5    
Semester V 12.5-14.5 Credits Grade Sem/Year

EMT242, EMT245, EMT272LA and EMT272LB are not offered at GCC but may be available at other MCCCD college(s).  EMT246, EMT265, and EMT272LL are recommended by GCC Program Director. 

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of this semester to apply for graduation.

EMT 240 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2    
EMT 245 Trauma Management I OR 2    
EMT 246 Trauma Management II 4    
EMT 265 Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers: Advanced 1    
EMT 272LL Advanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum 7.5    

Course Check Sheets


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