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Paramedic Education & Refresher Programs

The Paradise Valley Community College EMT/Paramedic Program offers two styles of Paramedic Education Programs each year, consisting of fire-service-based Paramedic education open to fire department members and other non-fire service applicants.  In addition to the two paramedic education programs, each month PVCC offers ALS refresher courses, as well as ACLS & PALS initial and refresher courses. For more information about the two programs (general information, pre-requisite requirements, cost, etc.) & our refresher courses, please click on the respective area below.

The PVCC Paramedic Education Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  The program received its first accreditation in September, 2013, with the next scheduled visit in February, 2018.  The PVCC Paramedic Education Program maintains national accreditation by adhering to standards established by CAAHEP and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).


SPRING PARAMEDIC EDUCATION PROGRAM

Please continue to check this page, as well as the EMT/FSC homepage, regularly for up to date information regarding the next program offered. 

Please contact the PVCC EMT/FSC office at (602)787-6782, or Program Director Robert Dotterer at (623) 640-6633, with any questions and/or concerns.


FALL PARAMEDIC EDUCATION PROGRAM

Please continue to check this page, as well as the EMT/FSC homepage, regularly for up to date information regarding the next program offered.  Please check back in February 2015 for information regarding the 2015 Fall Paramedic Education Program.

Please contact the PVCC EMT/FSC office at (602)787-6782, or Program Director Robert Dotterer at (623) 640-6633, with any questions and/or concerns.


ALS REFRESHER COURSES

PVCC offers ALS Refresher courses each month. Keep checking this website for up-to-date information regarding our next offerings. The ALS Refresher course is a hybrid course, meaning there are dates you will need to attend in person at PVCC, as well as dates taught electronically/online. This course meets AZ-DHS & NREMT refresher requirements for re-certification of your Paramedic certification. **Disclaimer: Additional CE hours are needed to accompany the refresher for NREMT re-certification.**

Location for In Class Meeting  - For in class days, all ALS Refreshers are taught at the PVCC Campus located
       at 18401 N. 32nd Steet, Phoenix, AZ 85032, in the J Building, room J-136 (Map).

Course Fee - $450.00 (subject to change).

Registration - Register online at my.maricopa.edu, by phone @ (602) 787-7000, or on campus at Admissions
       & Records.

Future Offerings -
       • It is mandatory of all attending to contact Paul Honeywell PRIOR to start date of class for
         important course information regarding in-person & online class dates and times at (602) 908-8487 /
         paul.honeywell@paradisevalley.edu.
       • Prior to the start of class, please go to the following website, AHA PALS Pre-Course Assessment, login with
         the code "compression", and complete the pre-course self assessment for ACLS. Please print completion
         certificate upon successful completion.  Once complete with ACLS assessment, go back to the same
         website, login with the code "palsprovider", and complete the pre-course self assessment for PALS.
         Please print out completion certificate for PALS, and bring both ACLS & PALS completion certificates to the
         first day of class.

  • TBA
    Semester: TBA
    Type: Non-Credit
    Course Title: FITNESS100-20088
    Class Number: TBA
    Instructor: Paul Honeywell

ACLS & PALS INITIAL / REFRESHER COURSES

PVCC offers Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) & Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Initial and Refresher courses each month. Keep checking this website for up-to-date information regarding our next offerings. Both ACLS & PALS courses are certified through the American Heart Association (AHA). For initial & refresher course information, please see respective information below.  **If interested in ACLS or PALS Refresher course and class number below is still listed "TBA", please contact the PVCC FSC/EMT Office at (602) 787-6782 to notify need of class.**

REFRESHER COURSE INFORMATION:

Location for Class Meeting  - All ACLS & PALS Refreshers are taught at the PVCC Campus located at
       18401 N. 32nd Steet, Phoenix, AZ 85032, in the J Building, room J-136 (Map).

Course Fee - All ACLS & PALS Refreshers are $120.00 each (subject to change).

Registration - Register online at my.maricopa.edu, by phone @ (602) 787-7000, or on campus at Admissions
       & Records.

Future ACLS Refresher Offerings - Prior to the start of class, please go to the following website,
        AHA ACLS Pre-Course Assessment, login with the code "compression", and complete the pre-course self
        assessment. Upon successful completion, print and bring the completion certificate to the first day of class.

  • TBA
    Semester: TBA
    Type: Non-Credit
    Course Title: FITNESS100-20088
    Class Number: TBA
    Instructor: Paul Honeywell

Future PALS Refresher Offerings - Prior to the start of class, please go to the following website,
        AHA PALS Pre-Course Assessment, login with the code "palsprovider", and complete the pre-course self
        assessment. Upon successful completion, print and bring the completion certificate to the first day of class.

  • TBA
    Semester: TBA2014
    Type: Non-Credit
    Course Title: FITNESS300-20045
    Class Number: TBA
    Instructor: Paul Honeywell
    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

INITIAL COURSE INFORMATION:

Location for Class Meeting - All ACLS & PALS Initial courses are taught at the PVCC Campus located at
       18401 N. 32nd Steet, Phoenix, AZ 85032, in the J Building, room J-136 (Map).

Course Fee - All ACLS & PALS Initial courses are $200.00 each (subject to change).  Payment (cash or
       check only) will be made to instructor on first day of course.

Registration - No registration thru the college is required.  However, you must contact the PVCC FSC/EMT
       Office at (602) 787-6782 / email to notify your intention of taking the initial course.

Future ACLS Initial Course Offerings - Prior to the start of class, please go to the following website,
        AHA ACLS Pre-Course Assessment, login with the code "compression", and complete the pre-course self
        assessment. Upon successful completion, print and bring the completion certificate to the first day of class.

  • TBA

Future PALS Initial Course Offerings - Prior to the start of class, please go to the following website,
        AHA PALS Pre-Course Assessment, login with the code "palsprovider", and complete the pre-course self
        assessment. Upon successful completion, print and bring the completion certificate to the first day of class.

  • TBA

 

EMT Brochure

To contact CAAHEP:
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL, 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

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

Contact Us

PVCC EMT/FIRE SCIENCE OFFICE
Phone: (602) 787-6782
Fax: (602) 787-6715
Email: pvcc.fsc.emt@gmail.com
Location: L Building (Map)

Fall & Spring Semester Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed

**Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).  For more information please visit the PVCC Accreditation webpage.**

Staff

Paul Sunder
Fire Science Program Director
Captain, Phoenix Fire Department (Retired)
(602) 787-6736
paul.sunder@paradisevalley.edu

Dan Donahue, MS NRP
EMT Program Director
Captain/Paramedic, Phoenix Fire Department
(602) 787-6552
daniel.donahue@paradisevalley.edu

Robert Dotterer, MEd NRP
Paramedic Education Program Director
Phoenix Fire Department (Retired)
(623) 640-6633 - cell
robert.dotterer@paradisevalley.edu

Julie Morgan
Interim Public Safety Lab Associate (PSLA)
(602) 787-6782
julie.morgan@phoenixcollege.edu

Kyle Netzel
Interim Public Safety Lab Associate (PSLA)
(602) 787-6782
kyle.netzel@paradisevalley.edu

Brandon Sunder, BA NRP
Fire Science/EMT Program Assistant / Website Admin
(602) 787-6782
brandon.sunder@paradisevalley.edu

Bill Loughran, RN
Paramedic Education Program Lead Instructor
(602) 565-8532
william.loughran@paradisevalley.edu

Paul Honeywell, NRP
Paramedic Education Program Lead Instructor
paul.honeywell@paradisevalley.edu

William (Bobby) Finn
Firefighter I & II Academy Coordinator
Captain, Phoenix Fire Department
william.finn@paradisevalley.edu

John Sheridan
Technical Rescue Coordinator
Engineer/TRT, Phoenix Fire Department
jsheridan55@hotmail.com

Tim Venard
Technical Rescue Coordinator
Captain/Paramedic/TRT, Phoenix Fire Department
timothy.venard@paradisevalley.edu

PVCC Fire Science/EMT