The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Community Health Paramedicine is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and ability to synthesize standard of care and expanded scope of practice with comprehensive assessment, diagnostic technology, patient advocacy, ethical and professional behaviors, to practice patient-centered evidence-based paramedicine in the community setting. This certificate prepares students for a community health paramedic credential.
When to Start Taking Classes
It is suggested that you begin taking the courses found in this course sequence starting in a Fall Semester.
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Synthesize Community Paramedicine standard of care and expanded scope of practice to perform comprehensive patient assessment.
- Demonstrate patient advocacy within the Community Paramedicine standard of care and expanded scope of practice.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors consistent with the Community Paramedicine standard of care and expanded scope of practice.
- Synthesize Community Paramedicine standard of care and expanded scope of practice to perform a differential diagnosis.
- Synthesize Community Paramedicine standard of care and expanded scope of practice to manage medical conditions, behavioral health, end of life situations, special needs, and home health care.
- Navigate social service resources and referrals as part of the management plan.
- Utilize types of health information technology.
Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Current state Paramedic certification.
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Community Health Paramedicine (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=144938).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.