This program of study, which is approved by the New Mexico EMS Bureau and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP):
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
The Program consists of approximately 1600 hours of classroom, clinical, and a vehicular internship, and continues for approximately 14 consecutive months. Admission to the program is limited. Interested students are encouraged to meet with the Paramedic Coordinator for advising. The curriculum meets or exceeds standards of the National Standard Curriculum for EMT-Paramedics.
The curriculum includes approximately 760 hours of didactic instruction (520 hours of in-class instruction, and 240 hours of on-line instruction), meeting or exceeding all aspect of the National Standard Curriculum for EMT-Paramedics. In addition to the standard curriculum other subjects included are: Vehicle extrication, street survival, AMLS, PALS, ACLS, ACLS-EP, PEPP and PHTLS.
Upon successful completion of the Paramedic Program, graduates will receive course completion certificates and eligibility to take the National Registry Examination. In addition, graduates will receive NAEMT PHTLS-Advanced, NAEMT AMLS, AHA ACLS, AHA ACLS-EP, Vehicle Extrication, AHA PALS, and PEPP certificates. Graduates will be well prepared to take charge of patient care in the Pre-hospital setting.
Note: The 2013-2014 cycle will be the last year for the Paramedic Certification. Beginning in 2014, future Paramedic students will graduate with an Associate of Applied Science, which will include the following general education requirements:
|EMS 114||Introduction to EMS||3hrs|
|Biol 109||Survey of Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health||3hrs|
|EMS 203||Human Pathophysiology||3hrs|
|Psy 101||Introductory Psychology||3hrs|
|Eng 102||English Composition||3hrs|
|Gen Ed||General Education Elective*||3hrs|
*Preferred course to be taken is Math 107