Nov 20, 2019  
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020 
  
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020

Paramedicine Certificate


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

SFCC offers a paramedic training program. Using scenario-based human patient simulation and case-based practice, students undergo an intensive, practical learning experience. This cohort program prepares students for the National Registry EMT-Paramedic (NREMT-P) certification exam and the New Mexico licensure exam. Licensed paramedics provide advanced life support (ALS) in pre-hospital settings.

Prerequisite to the program: Admission to the Paramedic program is competitive. Students must have a current New Mexico EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate license. Vaccinations required. Students must pass the NM Department of Health background check and drug screen that is provided at the start of class

Students can earn the following degree related to this certificate:

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will be able 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.

Prerequisites for Admission to the Paramedic Cohort Program:


Admission to the program requires both written and scenario testing. Two letters of recommendation are also required. Each applicant must  have an active EMT-Intermediate license. MATH 102 - Basic Algebra  or skill-level equivalent is also a prerequisite for program admission.

Total 49 Credits