Jun 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedicine AAS - Academic Plan

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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.

Course Availability

Total Credits = 60

Required Courses - General Education 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-SC1* 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
BIO 2102  - Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab: GT-SC1 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ENG 1031  - Technical Writing I: GT-CO1* 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
MAT 1150  - Technical Mathematics* 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes


Courses Required - 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


Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the pathophysiology behind the illnesses they are assessing and treating.
  • Understand and recognize the ethical issues found in patient care settings.
  • Develop professional behaviors including presentation, preparation, and interaction.
  • Demonstrate clinical objectives including patient interviewing, completing a physical exam, communication, and developing a field impression.
  • Perform evaluations; exhibit patient management skills, communication skills, comprehension, scene control, and miscellaneous skills in a realistic setting.
  • Create a group presentation including pathophysiology of disease factors, provide differential diagnosis, prehospital treatment, and a patient care report in an organized manner.

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.
  • AAA 1001  – College 101: Student Experience is required for all new college students seeking degrees or transfer.
  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • In order to meet program requirements, students registered for ENG 1021  or ENG 1031  must also register for ENG 0094  unless they can demonstrate otherwise meeting the ENG 0094  standard through assessment testing, prior college coursework, or recent High School coursework. See an Advisor for details.
  • 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 degree. 
  • The recommended course sequence assumes a fall start date. The program can be completed with spring or summer start dates as well; please consult with program advisor for alternative course sequences.
  • The student must have the following to be considered for entrance into this program: One year of documented EMT or AEMT field experience, basic ECG interpretation class, IV approval, current American Heart Association Healthcare CPR certificate, documentation of vaccinations (at least 2 HEP B vaccinations (or Titer), 2 MMR vaccinations (or Titer), Tetanus vaccination within the last 10 years, TB Skin Test, and Varicella (chicken pox) vacinnation).

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