Paramedic, Certificate of Achievement

This is a draft edition of the 2019-20 catalog. Go to MyTMCC for course descriptions and prerequisites in effect for the Fall registration cycle.

The paramedic program is designed for the student who desires education and training with a career goal to become a Paramedic. The certificate of achievement from TMCC will be awarded after the student has completed all program and certificate requirements. This is a 12-15 month continuous program. 

Outcomes

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Apply the scientific and theoretical principles relevant to paramedic practice and will perform basic procedures; administer medications orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously, Intranasally, and intravenously, read electrocardiograms (ECGs), and use a variety of complex medical equipment.
  • Demonstrate the practical knowledge and skills to provide pre-hospital healthcare to diverse communities, utilizing the highest professional levels of knowledge, judgment, and ability.

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. More information on Gainful Employment is available on the TMCC website. We hope this information is helpful to you as you make your career and educational choices.

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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.
General Education Requirements
Communications3
Required:
Composition I
Human Relations[3]
Embedded:
Emergency Medical Technician Training
Fundamentals of Paramedic Medicine
Patient Assessment for Paramedics
Paramedic Care for Medical Emergencies and ACLS
Mathematics3
Required:
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Certificate Requirements 1
EMS 108Emergency Medical Technician Training6
EMS 115Advanced Emergency Medical Technician7
EMS 200Fundamentals of Paramedic Medicine3
EMS 202Advanced Cardiology for Paramedics3
EMS 203Assessment Based Management I3
EMS 205Principles of Pathophysiology3
EMS 206Prin Pharmacology/Medication Admin/Venous Access3
EMS 207Airway Management and Ventilation for Paramedics3
EMS 209Patient Assessment for Paramedics3
EMS 210Principles of Cardiology for the Paramedic3
EMS 211Paramedic Care for Medical Emergencies and ACLS4
EMS 212Paramedic Trauma Emergencies and ITLS3
EMS 214Pediatrics & Special Consideration for Para/Pals3
EMS 215Assess Based Management/Operation for Paramedic I3
EMS 216Hospital Clinical Experience for the Paramedic4
EMS 217Field Internship for the Paramedic4
Total Units64
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
EMS 108 Emergency Medical Technician Training 6
ENG 101 Composition I 3
Mathematics 3
 Semester Total12
2nd semester
EMS 115 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician 7
 Semester Total7
3rd semester
EMS 200 Fundamentals of Paramedic Medicine 3
EMS 203 Assessment Based Management I 3
EMS 205 Principles of Pathophysiology 3
EMS 206 Prin Pharmacology/Medication Admin/Venous Access 3
EMS 209 Patient Assessment for Paramedics 3
EMS 210 Principles of Cardiology for the Paramedic 3
 Semester Total18
4th semester
EMS 202 Advanced Cardiology for Paramedics 3
EMS 207 Airway Management and Ventilation for Paramedics 3
EMS 211 Paramedic Care for Medical Emergencies and ACLS 4
EMS 212 Paramedic Trauma Emergencies and ITLS 3
EMS 214 Pediatrics & Special Consideration for Para/Pals 3
EMS 215 Assess Based Management/Operation for Paramedic I 3
EMS 216 Hospital Clinical Experience for the Paramedic 4
EMS 217 Field Internship for the Paramedic 4
 Semester Total27
 Total Units64