Health Sciences, Certificate of Achievement

Pre-Paramedic Track

The Health Sciences, Certificate of Achievement, Pre-Paramedic Track prepares students for entry-level employment in allied health and fulfills many prerequisite requirements for accredited health sciences training programs. Students completing this certificate may gain an advantage in the competitive selection process of health sciences programs

This program has been submitted for approval to the US Department of Education for financial aid funding, however, it is not eligible for financial aid at this time.  It will be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships. 


  • Apply the scientific method, describe cell and tissue structure, and describe skeletal, muscular, digestive and lymphatic systems and their interrelationships.
  • Identify the components of the circulatory nervous, integumentary, respiratory, endocrine, urinary, reproductive and immune systems and describe their interrelationships

Gainful Employment

While all of the educational programs at Truckee Meadows Community College are designed to lead to either employment or transfer, the Department of Education requires that we provide information on specific certificate programs. Specific information on the cost of this program is available here.  We hope this information is helpful to you as you make your career and educational choices.

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
ENG 101Composition I3
Human Relations 1[3]
Emergency Medical Technician Training
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
MATH 120Fundamentals of College Mathematics (Or Higher)3
BIOL 190Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 190LIntroduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
EMS 108Emergency Medical Technician Training6
EMS 115Advanced Emergency Medical Technician7
NURS 140Medical Terminology3
Total Units34

Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENG 101 Composition I 3
EMS 108 Emergency Medical Technician Training 6
MATH 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics (Or Higher) 3
 Semester Total12
2nd semester
BIOL 190 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 190L Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 1
EMS 115 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician 7
NURS 140 Medical Terminology 3
 Semester Total14
3rd semester
BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Fast track) 4
BIOL 224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Fast Track) 4
 Semester Total8
 Total Units34