Emergency Medical Technology
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Emergency Medical Technology curriculum provides the student with the necessary knowledge and skills in accordance with the National EMS Scope of Practice published by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Arizona Department of Health Services. Successful completion of the curriculum and upon licensure, the candidate can seek employment with ambulance service companies, first responder agencies, fire departments, and hospitals as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Emphasis is on the fundamental principles and skills required to provide emergency medical care for the ill or injured. The primary focus of an EMT is to respond to, assess and triage emergent, urgent, and non-urgent requests for medical care, apply basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and medical transportation to/from an emergency or health care facility.
At Rio Salado College, this program is offered through an educational partnership. Employment by the partnership organization is required for admission.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
EMT104 requires students to complete additional hours in a competency-based clinical, vehicular, and/or scenario based experience. Depending on the college, this may be completed through EMT104AB or program director-approved rotation.
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Demonstrate the administration of CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on adults and children using methods that meet current BLS standards.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of medical, legal and ethical roles and scope of practice of an Emergency Medical Technician.
- Apply effective oral, written, and visual communication skills to manage an emergency response.
- Apply current technology to specific tasks related to emergency medical services.
- Collaborate with various populations in public safety systems.
- Demonstrate critical thinking through written, oral, and visual formats in various environments to manage diverse situations specific to an emergency response.
- Demonstrate patient advocacy with respect to cultural and individual differences.
- Demonstrate awareness of procedures to ensure patient, public, personnel, and personal safety.
Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|Course Number||Course Name||Requisites||Notes||Credits|
|EMT101||Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers|| Critical course Gateway course OR Current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer |
AND Credit By Evaluation
|EMT104||Emergency Medical Technology||Prerequisites: Appropriate score on Reading placement test to demonstrate minimum tenth grade level reading, or completion of an Associate's degree or higher from an accredited institution.||Critical course||10|
|EMT104AB||Applied Practical Studies for Emergency Medical Technology||Corequisites: EMT104.||Critical course||0.5|
|EMT104LL||Emergency Medical Technology Practicum||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in EMT104 or permission of Instructor or Corequisites: EMT104.||2|
Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.
Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Emergency Medical Technology (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm11?id=173311).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. All previous catalog years for this pathway map are available at the link below.