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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Arapahoe Community College Catalog

Paramedicine AAS


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CIP 510904 (PMD)

This program is offered in partnership with HealthONE EMS in Englewood, CO and 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 Intermediate field experience
    • Basic ECG Interpretation class
    • IV Approval
    • Current American Heart Association Healthcare CPR certificate
    • 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, and Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Castle Branch criminal background check and drug screen
  • Must receive an acceptable score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), EKG and EMT entrance exams
  • The applicant must apply directly to HealthONE EMS (for the paramedic certificate) and to the College (to apply for the degree). Please call HealthONE EMS at 303.788.6303 for more information or the School of Health, Science, and Engineering at 303.797.5991.

Program Requirements


Total: 66 credit hours


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
  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation)
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • 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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