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

Paramedic Preparation Certificate - Academic Plan

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  • This 32-hour Paramedic Preparation Certificate provides additional training to improve the EMT’s employability, prepare the student for paramedic school and other healthcare careers. Many of the enhanced certificate classes are prerequisites for entrance into the Paramedic Program. Consult an Advisor for appropriate electives.
  • All students enrolled in this program are encouraged to apply for graduation upon completion of the program.

Course Availability

Total Credits = 32

Required Courses - Major Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
BIO 2101  - Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab: GT-SCI* 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
BIO 2102  - Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab: GT-SCI 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
EMS 1021  - EMT Fundamentals 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
EMS 1022  - EMT Medical Emergencies 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
EMS 1023  - EMT Trauma Emergencies 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
EMS 1024  - EMT Special Considerations 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
EMS 1030  - EMT Intravenous Therapy 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
EMS 1070  - EMT Clinical 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
EMS 1081  - EMS Internship I 5 No Yes Yes Yes
ENG 1031  - Technical Writing I: GT-CO1* 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
HPR 1050  - Basic EKG Interpretation 2 No Yes Yes No


Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time)

Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time)


  • *This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • Recommended courses may be listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office (advising@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5664) for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this certificate.

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