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Emergency Medical Services

Choose a career saving lives as an Emergency Medical Technician or CoAEMSP certified Paramedic. Mohave Community College has one of only three programs in Arizona offering accredited training, qualifying students to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam.

This is important because, beginning January 1, 2013, all students need to complete paramedic education at an accredited school in order to take the paramedic NREMT exam. Click here and we'll send you more information about MCC’s Emergency Medical Services programs.

Here is how you climb the ladder to a career as a Paramedic:

  • Complete the eight-hour EMT classes at MCC
  • Gain one year of documented pre-hospital work experience in the Emergency Medical Services field
  • Complete the one-year Paramedic Certificate program
  • Complete one more year to earn your Associate of Applied Science degree with a paramedic emphasis

Successful graduates are prepared to work in the field of Emergency Medicine with ambulance companies, in emergency rooms, doctors’ offices and other clinical settings. Working with MCC’s Fire Science Department, you can also prepare to work as an emergency responder for a fire department.

After your EMT training and one year of experience, you can earn a Paramedic Certificate in 32 credit hours, and an Associate of Applied Science degree with a Paramedic emphasis in 64 credit hours.

In addition to the eight-credit EMT course, the certificate and degree, MCC offers refresher and other continuing education courses for current providers, along with American Heart Association CPR and First Aid courses.

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