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2020-2021 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 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 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)
  • 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.
  • Must receive acceptable scores on the following entrance exam:
    • HRST Health Reasoning Science Test – Cost $40
      • EKG: minimum score of 70
      • EMT: minimum score of 70

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
  • 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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