The Paradise Valley Community College Paramedicine Education Program engages the student with classroom and laboratory instruction, and hospital clinical rotations and field internship. The program awards credit hours which can be applied to an Associate’s degree in a number of related disciplines, and awards a certificate completion (CCL).
The PVCC Paramedicine 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. 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).
The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics preform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the healthcare system.
To prepare Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.
CAAHEP Accreditation Status
The Paradise Valley Community College Paramedic Program 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
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For more information on upcoming offerings, please contact the PVCC EMT/FSC/Paramedic Office at 602-787-6782.