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Emergency Medical Technology Comprehensive

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Emergency Medical Technology Comprehensive curriculum provides the student with the necessary knowledge and skills in accordance with the National EMS Scope of Practice published by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Arizona Department of Health Services. This certificate provides students with the expanded knowledge and skills for pre-hospital settings. Successful completion of the curriculum and upon licensure, the candidate can seek employment with ambulance service companies, first responder agencies, fire departments, and hospitals as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Emphasis is on the fundamental principles and skills required to provide emergency medical care for the ill or injured. The primary focus of an EMT is to respond to, assess and triage emergent, urgent, and non-urgent requests for medical care, apply basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and medical transportation to/from an emergency or health care facility.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Emergency Medical Technology Comprehensive (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5058
Total Credits Required
16-17
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
EMT104 requires students to complete additional hours in a competency-based clinical, vehicular, and/or scenario based experience. Depending on the college, this may be completed through EMT104AB or program director-approved rotation.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate the administration of CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on adults and children using methods that meet current BLS standards.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of medical, legal and ethical roles and scope of practice of an Emergency Medical Technician.
  3. Apply effective oral, written, and visual communication skills to manage an emergency response.
  4. Apply current technology to specific tasks related to an emergency medical services.
  5. Collaborate with various populations in public safety systems.
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking through written, oral, and visual formats in various environments to manage diverse situations specific to an emergency response.
  7. Demonstrate patient advocacy with respect to cultural and individual differences.
  8. Demonstrate awareness of procedures to ensure patient, public, personnel, and personal safety.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

$35,740

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EMT101 or
(Certification and
Evaluation)
Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers or (Current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer and Credit By Evaluation) Critical course Gateway course EMT101 must be completed prior to first day of EMT104
Credit by Evaluation approved by Program Director when entering program with current approved BLS/Healthcare Provider CPR certification
0.5
EMT104 Emergency Medical Technology Critical course 10
EMT104LL Emergency Medical Technology Practicum Critical course 2
EMT104AB Applied Practical Studies for Emergency Medical Technology Critical course Must be concurrent with EMT104 0.5
AJS/EMT/FSC/SWU258 or
BIO156 or
HCC145 or
PME190 or
PME191
Victimology and Crisis Management or Introductory Biology for Allied Health or Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals or Introduction to ECG Rhythm Analysis and Interpretation for EMS Professionals or Introduction to Pharmacology for EMS Professionals C, SB or SQ 3–4

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EMT101 or
(Certification and
Evaluation)
Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers or (Current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer and Credit By Evaluation) Critical course Gateway course EMT101 must be completed prior to first day of EMT104
Credit by Evaluation approved by Program Director when entering program with current approved BLS/Healthcare Provider CPR certification
0.5
EMT104 Emergency Medical Technology Critical course 10
EMT104LL Emergency Medical Technology Practicum Critical course 2
EMT104AB Applied Practical Studies for Emergency Medical Technology Critical course Must be concurrent with EMT104 0.5

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS/EMT/FSC/SWU258 or
BIO156 or
HCC145 or
PME190 or
PME191
Victimology and Crisis Management or Introductory Biology for Allied Health or Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals or Introduction to ECG Rhythm Analysis and Interpretation for EMS Professionals or Introduction to Pharmacology for EMS Professionals C, SB or SQ 3–4
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Emergency Medical Technology Comprehensive (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=163970).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2020-20215/26/2020 – 5/24/2021