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Emergency Medical Technology

Program Overview

Are you searching for a service-oriented career where you can save lives? Consider the Emergency Medical Technology program to take the first steps toward a rewarding career as a firefighter or licensed emergency medical technician (EMT). Upon successful completion of this program, you will be prepared for the fire academy, as well as for EMT jobs with ambulance service companies, first responder agencies, fire departments, and hospitals. You will be eligible to sit for the EMT national certification examination and the Arizona certification examination for Hazardous Materials First Responder Operation, which meets the requirements of the Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence.

Our qualified instructors will introduce you to fire service, wellness and fitness, and hazardous materials. You will also be trained to recognize and handle a range of medical situations — from minor to life-threatening, including learning how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automatic external defibrillation, and the procedures for administering oxygen and medication. We will also teach you how to stabilize and transport trauma victims and those suffering a major medical event like a heart attack or stroke.

If you’re ready to make a difference as a firefighter or EMT, start your training in the Emergency Medical Technology program today!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Fast Track Certificates available in 20 weeks or less
Why Paradise Valley Community College?

If you are looking to become a paramedic and thrive in an exciting medical career, Paradise Valley Community College’s Paramedicine Education Program ensures you meet your goals!

Our highly-sought after program employs dedicated, nationally recognized faculty who contribute regularly to EMS education and research at the college, state and national levels. From fire services and EMS to clinical and hospital services, our instructors are second to none bringing innovative, creative and inspiring real-life experiences from the field into our classrooms. One PVCC instructor, in particular, is one of only three national registry paramedic psychomotor examination coordinators in the state. Learning and educating is designed to be an active event, utilizing cutting-edge instructional methods to emphasize the integration of knowledge into hands-on skills and patient simulations.

With one of the most reputable programs in the country, PVCC’s Paramedicine program has great success helping students achieve and obtain their national and state paramedic certifications. Many of our graduates go on to join elite teams of medical professionals that define excellence in patient care.