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

727-210-2350

www.caahep.org

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 2015, future Paramedic students will graduate with an Associate of Applied Science, which will include the following general education requirements:

 

It is highly recommended that future Paramedic students plan to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science, which will include the following general education requirements:

EMS 114Introduction to EMS3hrs
EMS 203Pathophysiology3 hrs
Math 106General Mathematics3 hrs
Biol 109Survey of Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health3hrs
Psy 101Introductory Psychology 3hrs
Eng 102English Composition3hrs
Gen EdGeneral Education Elective3hrs

 

However, it is REQUIRED that the student hold an AEMT (or EMT-I) certificate by the Fall semester and have successfully completed EMS 114, EMS 203 and Biology 109.

Beginning in 2015, future ALL Paramedic students (Traditional or Hybrid) will graduate with an Associate of Applied Science, which will include the following general education requirements:

EMS 114Introduction to EMS3hrs
EMS 203Pathophysiology3hrs
BIO 109Survey of Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health3hrs
PSY 101Introductory Psychology 3hrs
ENG 102English Composition I3hrs
MATH 106General Mathematics4hrs

These are prerequisite classes and must be completed prior to admission into the Traditional or Hybrid Program.

Prospective students should consider the following in seeking an EMS career.

  1. The New Mexico EMS Act provides for possible denial of licensure to persons who have been convicted of a felony, or those with outstanding child support payments.
  2. EMTs are exposed to clients with a variety of illnesses.

Please contact the EMS Education Office for additional information.

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