Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog

Paramedic Certificate - Academic Plan


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

The Paramedic 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. 

Following are many of the topics covered: EMS systems, paramedic roles and responsibilities, injury and illness prevention, medical/legal issues, ethics, path physiology, pharmacology, medication administration, patient assessment, trauma management, respiratory system management, cardiovascular management, management of medical emergencies, pediatric management, management of obstetric and gynecologic emergencies, management of emotional crisis, assessment bases management and EMS operations. 

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

Course Availability


Total Credits = 45

Required Courses - Major Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
EMS 2025  - Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice 3 No Yes Yes No
EMS 2026  - Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice - Lab 2 Yes Yes Yes No
EMS 2027  - Paramedic Special Considerations 3 Yes Yes Yes No
EMS 2028  - Paramedic Special Considerations Lab 2 Yes Yes Yes No
EMS 2029  - Paramedic Pharmacology 3 Yes Yes Yes No
EMS 2030  - Paramedic Pharmacology Lab 2 Yes Yes Yes No
EMS 2031  - Paramedic Cardiology 5 Yes Yes Yes No
EMS 2032  - Paramedic Cardiology Lab 1 Yes Yes Yes No
EMS 2033  - Paramedic Medical Emergencies 4 Yes Yes Yes No
EMS 2034  - Paramedic Medical Emergencies Lab 1 Yes Yes Yes No
EMS 2035  - Paramedic Trauma Emergencies 4 Yes Yes Yes No
EMS 2036  - Paramedic Trauma Emergencies Lab 1 Yes Yes Yes No
EMS 2037  - Paramedic Internship Preparatory 2 Yes Yes Yes No
EMS 2080  - Internship I: Paramedic 6 Yes No Yes Yes
EMS 2081  - Paramedic Internship II 6 Yes No Yes Yes

 

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)


Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)


Notes


  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • Current EMT certification. IV completion, Basic ECG (HPR 1050 ), Anatomy and physiology (BIO 1004  minimum) Background screening and drug test, all immunizations listed on the web page.
  • Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this certificate.
  • The recommended course sequence assumes a fall start date. The program can be completed with a spring start date as well; please consult with program advisor for alternative course sequence.