Paramedicine Program

Welcome

Do you want to make a difference? If your answer is yes, then starting a career in public service by becoming an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic might be the perfect fit for you.

EAC is an Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services EMT Training Center. We provide both EMT and Paramedic courses meeting the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards. This course prepares the candidate to take the certification examination for Arizona and NREMT.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote “to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” At Eastern Arizona College you will learn to make a difference and be the EMT, Paramedic, or Firefighter that will help the world breathe a little easier. Join us, we are here to help you succeed.

- John Clegg,
EMS Program Director

It is the goal of the Eastern Arizona College EMS program to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics for the fast paced and dynamic field of pre hospital emergency medicine. Our program is growing and changing along with the ever competitive world of EMS.

Eastern Arizona College's Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic Program has been awarded a five-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Based on a rigorous evaluation using standards of excellence in instruction, facilities and equipment, this accreditation qualifies EAC students to become Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and establishes the program as a leader in the emergency medical services industry.

What does this mean for you? You can be assured that our program will meet the highest standards of outcomes and requirements. Once you have successfully completed this program you will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) paramedic certification exam. This exam will lead to both national and state certification as a paramedic.

Should you have any questions about this accreditation or the standards, please contact:

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

 

Salaries and Careers

EMTs, paramedics and firefighters arrive at the scene of an emergency. They assess the patients, provide emergency medical care, and often transport the patient to a medical facility.

There are two levels of certification: Basic and Paramedic. To become certified as an EMT at any level in Arizona, you must successfully complete a Department approved training course, submit the required forms, and successfully pass the National Registry written examination within three attempts with a score of at least 70% within one year of the official course ending date.

The State of Arizona requires full-time firefighters to be certified as an EMT. Major cities around the country are increasingly requiring paramedic certification.

Average Salaries:

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EMT

$30,000  

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Firefighter

$45,050

Forms and Applications

Interested in additional information? See the following links for detailed information on the EAC Paramedic Program and the accompanying application.

Paramedic Program Applicant Information Guide

EMT Program Applicant Information Guide

EMT Program Applicant Information Guide - Gila Pueblo Campus

EMT Program Applicant Information Guide - Payson Campus

EMT 161 Proof of Prerequisites Form

 

Curricula

Paramedicine Pass Rates

Emergency Medical Technician (Certificate)
EAC EMT certificates prepare you to perform pre-hospital emergency services as specified by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System.
Program Requirements
Suggested Semester Course Plan - EMT
Program Learning Outcomes - EMT
Gainful Employment Disclosure

 


Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedicine (Certificate)
This certificate prepares you for employment as a paramedic. The program is approved by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. After successfully completing the course you are eligible to take the required State and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examinations at the Paramedic level. This program size is limited to 20 students and requires prior admission.
Program Requirements
Suggested Semester Course Plan - Paramedic
Program Learning Outcomes - Paramedic
Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Paramedicine (AAS)
In addition to the Paramedic certificate, EAC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paramedicine.
Program Requirements
Suggested Semester Course Plan
Program Learning Outcomes
Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Fire Science (Certificate)
EAC offers this certificate in cooperation with the Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence (AZCFSE). This prepares students for service as a firefighter, emphasizing professional firefighting skills.
Program Requirements
Suggested Semester Course Plan
Program Learning Outcomes
Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Fire Science (AAS)
This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares you for employment as a firefighter, emphasizing professional firefighting skills.
Program Requirements
Suggested Semester Course Plan - AAS
Suggested Semester Course Plan - AAS NAVIT
Program Learning Outcomes
Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Courses Offered

  • Paramedic Prep Class
  • EMT 103 Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
  • EMT 121 BLS CPR HCP
  • EMT 122 First Aid and CPR
  • EMT 161 BLS (EMT) Refresher
  • EMT 170 Vehicular Extrication and Trauma Care
  • EMT 180 EMS Instructor Methodologies
  • EMT 210, 212, 214 Paramedic Certificate
  • EMT 220 ACLS
  • EMT 221 PALS
  • EMT 229 ALS (Paramedic) Refresher

 

Contact Us

For questions regarding our upcoming classes and program requirements please contact our office.

Contact:

John Clegg
EMS Program Director
(928) 428-8398
800-678-3808 x. 8398
john.clegg@eac.edu

Tricia Claridge
EMS Secretary
(928) 428-8502
800-678-3808 x. 8502
tricia.claridge@eac.edu

 

Contact our Admissions Office for info on college admissions, housing, scholarships and financial aid or to schedule a campus visit.

Contact:

Admissions Office
(928) 428-8272
800-678-3808 x. 8272
admissions@eac.edu