Emergency Medical Technology
**15-1 Phoenix College Paramedic Course.**
Phoenix College is now excepting applications for the 15-1 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 5, 2015 – February 27, 2015
Applications will be available for interested candidates; deadline for submission is February 27, 2015. Applications may be picked up and submitted at the EMT/Fire Science office at Phoenix College or online at the EMT/FSC.
February 27, 2015 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 2, 2015
The written test will be conducted at Phoenix College in the PS Building rm 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 2, 2015 in order to begin document processing. This course begins August 15, 2015 at Phoenix College through June 20 2015.
**15-1 Paramedic Application Packet can be downloaded from the right hand side of the 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:
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Advanced Emergency Medical Technology (Paramedic)
- Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Emergency Medical Technology
- Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Intermediate Emergency Medical Technology
- Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Paramedicine
- Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Emergency Communications and Deployment
An AAS degree in Emergency Response and Operations is also available. The program offers tracks (pathways) in both Fire Science and Emergency Medical Technology.
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.
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