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**16-1 Phoenix College Paramedic Course.** 

Phoenix College is now excepting applications for the 16-1 Paramedic course! This process will consist of a completed application, and a written test. The written test will be based on the National Standard Curriculum for EMT Basic; any EMT Basic text will suffice as study material.

January 4, 2016 – February 26, 2016

Applications will be available for interested candidates; deadline for submission is February 26, 2016. Applications may be picked up and submitted at the EMT/Fire Science office at Phoenix College or online at the EMT/FSC.

February 26, 2016 10:00 am

An informal information session will be held at the Phoenix College located on the campus in the PS Building room 20. Attendance is not required but is strongly encouraged. Candidates and/or training Captains, EMS Chiefs and staff are welcome to attend with potential candidates. During this session program goals, expectations, and strategies for success in the written and oral process will be discussed.

March 7, 2016

The written test will be conducted at Phoenix College in the PS Building room 20 at 9:00 am. The test will consist of 150 questions from the DOT EMT Basic curriculum including multiple choice and scenario based questions. Oral interviews will be scheduled and managed by the applicants sponsored fire department, and/or conducted by the Program Director. All Fire Departments will be asked to submit their candidate’s names for the applicant list by March 7, 2016 in order to begin document processing. This course begins August 20, 2016 at Phoenix College through June 18, 2016.

 **16-1 Paramedic Application Packet can be downloaded from the right hand side of this webpage under downloads.**


EMT Basic & EMT Advanced 

The Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Basic and Intermediate programs teach students life-saving emergency techniques and how to care for and stabilize victims of illness or injury. Our Advanced program provides advanced level training to become a paramedic, and includes hospital assignments and field internships.

Skills and knowledge gained from the successful completion of this program include the ability to:

  • Identify and treat various types of emergencies
  • Apply the procedures of identifying and treating shock, including IV fluid therapy and use of MAST
  • Describe the actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects and dosages of medications
  • Identify and treat pediatric medical and traumatic injuries

Program Degrees and Certificates

In this program you can earn the following:

An AAS degree in Emergency Response and Operations is also available. The program offers tracks (pathways) in both Fire Science and Emergency Medical Technology.

Program Accreditation

Advanced Emergency Medical Technology (Paramedic) AAS Degree

The Phoenix College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

EMT Core Classes

  • Our EMT course covers techniques of emergency medical care in a variety of situations.
  • Our Pharmacology course deals with the administration of emergency medications in the field.
  • The Cardiac Care ECG courses are designed to acquaint you with basic electrocardiographic (ECG) rhythm analysis and interpretation and related care in a clinical and prehospital setting.
  • The Vehicle Extrication course Incorporates new knowledge and skills necessary to access, extricate, and care for victims of crash incidents.

Continuing education and refresher training is also provided for those wishing to maintain their level of certification and to prepare for more advanced courses. View our program resources to obtain information and download resources.

Employment Outlook

Job growth in this field is expected to be faster than average for all jobs. Emergencies and an aging population will continue to drive demand for this occupation. For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage and employment trend information.



EMT Class Descriptions


Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers (EMT101)

Designed to provide the allied healthcare provider with the knowledge and skills to perform Basic Life Support (BLS) according to current guidelines for emergency cardiovascular care (ECC). Prerequisites: None. Note: EMT101 may be repeated for credit.


Emergency Medical Technology (EMT104)

Techniques of emergency medical care in accordance with national and state curriculum. Study of the human body, patient assessment, treatment of medically or traumatically compromised patients, special hazards, and medical operations, IV monitoring, patient-assisted medication administration, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and blood-glucose monitoring. Note: EMT104 Students are required to complete additional hours in a competency-based clinical, vehicular, and/or scenario based experience. This may be completed through EMT104AB or program director-approved rotation. Students must meet National Registry of EMTs requirements for certification. Additional information available at Prerequisites: EMT101 or current validation in BLS Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer & (appropriate Reading placement test score to demonstrate min 10th grade level reading or completed Associates degree or higher from accredited institution).


Applied Practical Studies for Emergency Medical Technology (EMT104AB)

Simulation of actual emergency responses, with practical application of techniques and skills covered in EMT curricula. Scenario based learning applied to the techniques of emergency medical care in accordance with national and state curriculum. Practical application of anatomy, physiology, patient assessment, and treatment of medically or traumatically compromised patients, special hazards and medical operations. Also includes patient-assisted medication administration, semi-automatic external defibrillator and blood glucose monitoring. Students function in outside, scenario based environment. Prerequisites: None. Co-requisites: EMT/FSC104, or EMT200, or (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, and EMT272LL), or EMT273, or certified EMT Basic, IEMT, or Paramedic in the State of Arizona, or permission of Instructor.


Refresher Course for Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT200)

Designed to meet National and Arizona Department of Health Services (A-DHS) recertification for EMTs. Enhances the knowledge base of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and reinforces basic skills competencies. Prerequisites: Current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer or permission of Instructor.


Victimology and Crisis Management (EMT258)

Victimology, the criminal justice system, techniques of crisis intervention, and the importance of a multicultural and global perspective. Includes sexual assault, family violence, post-traumatic stress disorder, the role of substance abuse, effective coping skills, appropriate community resources and the responsiveness of the justice system. Prerequisites: None.