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Program Overview

A paramedic impacts the lives of people in an emergency when they need them most. If you are looking to become a healthcare professional who provides frontline care to the sick and injured, a career as a paramedic or emergency medical technician (EMT) could be your calling.

Our nationally-accredited Paramedicine program includes studies in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, cardiology, pulmonology, pharmacology, pediatrics, geriatrics hematology, toxicology, trauma care, environmental emergencies, and behavioral healthcare. You can also earn credentials in community health, critical care, and tactical emergency casualty care. Our instructors have real-world experience in diversified paramedicine that includes Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the military, law enforcement, and fire services.

Take the career pathway that makes a difference. Choose our Paramedicine program today.

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

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.