Certificate of Achievement, Paramedic

Note: This degree/certificate leads to professional licensure. Licensing requirements vary by state/territory and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. Please visit our Professional Licensure Programs page for full details on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.

Program Description 

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. 

Recommended Course Schedule

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

Pre-Registration Requirements

Class requirements include State of Nevada EMT certified, 18 years of age or older, current AHA health care provider CPR card, medical insurance, proof of two-step negative TB Skin test or negative chest X-ray, current Tetanus/Diptheria (TD), Hepatitis B (2nd in the series of 3), proof of 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), proof of Varicella (Chicken Pox), Background check receipt from www.mystudentcheck.com, 5 panel drug testing from ARC and current drivers license or state identification.

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 Certificate of Achievement.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Composition I
Human Relations[3]
Emergency Medical Technician Training
Fundamentals of Paramedic Medicine
Patient Assessment for Paramedics
Paramedic Care for Medical Emergencies and ACLS
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

All paramedic courses are to be taken in the sequence indicated (a grade of “C” or better is required). Certificate Requirement courses are required for the certificate of achievement.


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.