Paramedic Studies (AAS Degree)

Degree Description

The Paramedic Science program is designed to prepare students to enter the paramedic profession by providing them with the knowledge and skills which can be used to enter the paramedic field.

General Education Requirements (18 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.


Course Title


Composition (6 credits)



ENG 101

College Composition I


ENG 102

College Composition II


Mathematics (3 credits)



MAT 140 (5) or higher (3).

College Mathematics


Arts/Humanities (3 credits)



One course.



Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)



Two courses from different disciplines.



Degree Core Requirements (47 credits)


Course Title


EMS 262

Certified Emergency Paramedic



The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • Fully meet the requirements to gain state approved certification as outlined by the current National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Standards Exam.

  • Fully meet the requirements to gain the basic life support requirement for firefighter I & II state certification.

  • Fully meet the requirements to gain the advanced life support requirements for the Arizona Department of Health Services.

  • Develop effective written communication skills consistent with Emergency Medical Services and related professional environments.

  • Develop the ability to retrieve, evaluate, and use information appropriately by using library resources, information technology, analytical tools, and the scientific method to predict and control fire problems and advance knowledge of emergency medical services.

  • Use knowledge of other cultures, politics, ethics, and human rights to positively impact the community, work place, and the physical environment around us.