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2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedicine AAS

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CIP 510904 (PMD)

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educations Programs. This program is offered two times per year. Students have the option of attending full-time or part-time.

The Paramedicine Program has four components: Lecture, Lab, Clinical and Field Internships. This is approximately 1200 hours. The student must complete all coursework, lecture, lab, clinical and field internship, as well as pass all academic and practical components before sitting for the National Registry Examination.

The program is designed to educate workers in the field of Emergency Medical Services. Students should consult with an Emergency Medical Service Faculty Advisor early in their College career to explore all of their educational options. Students must earn a “C” or better in all EMS courses to graduate. All students must complete a criminal background check prior to enrolling in this program.

This program assists students in advancing their careers in the EMS systems.

All students enrolled in this program are encouraged to apply for graduation upon completion of the program.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • The student must have the following to be considered for entrance into this program:
    • One year of documented EMT or Advanced EMT field experience
    • Basic ECG Interpretation class
    • IV Approval
    • Current American Heart Association Healthcare CPR certificate
    • Must receive acceptable scores on the following entrance exam:
      • EMT: minimum score of 70
      • EKG: minimum score of 70

Once accepted into the Program, students must provide the following:

  • Documentation of the following vaccinations:
    • at least 2 HEP B vaccination (or Titer)
    • 2 MMR vaccination (or Titer)
    • Tetanus vaccination within the last 10 years
    • TB Skin Test
    • Varicella (chicken pox)
    • Current Flu Vaccination
    • Completed COVID 19 Series
  • Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen is required for all EMS students. In the event the student background check reveals any disqualifying factors or tests positive for a prohibited substance, a student will be dismissed for the EMT program. View disqualifying events information. Please note: Criminal background checks and drug screens require a fee.
  • A Health and History Questionnaire is required to be on file for EMS students after acceptance into the program. Students are encouraged to review the functional job description related to the EMS Academy. If a student believes that they cannot meet one or more of these expectations without accommodations, the program director must determine, on a case by case basis and in collaboration with the Disability Access Services Office, whether and how a reasonable accommodation can be made.

Program Requirements

Graduation Requirements

  • All courses required for this program must be completed with a “C” or better.
  • All students enrolled in this program MUST apply for graduation upon completion of the program
  • Apply for graduation online at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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