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SFCC Catalog 2019-2020 
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedicine, A.A.S.

CIP: 51.0904
School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math 505-428-1820

Using scenario-based human patient simulation and case-based practice, students undergo an intensive, practical learning process.  This cohort program prepares students for the National Registry Paramedic exam (NREMT-P) licensure exam and the New Mexico licensing exam.  Licensed paramedics provide advanced life support in the prehospital, and many other, settings. Admission to this program is competitive and all applicants must hold a valid New Mexico EMT or EMT-Intermediate license prior to applying. Applicants must also be current on relevant vaccines and at least 18 years old. Additional information on the application process and requirements can be found online at https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/emergency-medical-services-institute-emsi/.

NOTE: A.A.S degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more specific information on transfer, refer to the Transfer of Credit  section of this catalog or speak with an academic adviser.

Students can earn the following certificates included in this degree:

Students can earn the following certificates related to this degree:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to provide appropriate care to pre-hospital patients presenting with injuries or illness.
  • Apply medical-legal concepts as they relate to pre-hospital care.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in and appropriately apply advanced life support skills and techniques.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills to accurately diagnose and manage injuries and illness in a variety of settings.
  • Provide safe, compassionate care and patient advocacy.

General Education Requirements: (20 Credits Min.)

Mathematics (3 Credits Min.)

Social/Behavioral Science or Creative and Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Humanities (3 Credits)

Health and Wellness (1 Credit)

Total 69 Credits Min.