Emergency Medical Technology and Paramedic

Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02340)

Prepares students to give prehospital emergency care with classroom work and training in hospitals and in first-response vehicles in the field. Upon program completion, the students are eligible to take the exam for national certification. Students desiring to earn the associate in science degree should consult a counselor.

Entrance into the Paramedic Program has special application requirements and deadlines. For more information, please visit www.swccd.edu/paramedic.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Graduate is consistently able to communicate complete and accurate patient assessment findings to EMS and healthcare team members.
  • Consistently performs a thorough exam with appropriate inquiry and inspection pertinent to the patient’s chief complaint. Findings are accurate.
  • Consistently builds rapport with patient, family and bystanders and shows consideration and respect for others.

Department Acceptance Required for this Program.

Plan of Study Grid
PrerequisitesUnits
BIOL 190 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 4
EMT 113 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN--BASIC 5
EMT 113L EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN LABORATORY -BASIC 3
 Units12
First Semester
EMTP 200 ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PARAMEDIC THEORY I 12
EMTP 200L ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PARAMEDIC LABORAT ORY I 3
EMTP 202 EMS COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE I 1.5
 Units16.5
Second Semester
EMTP 201 ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PARAMEDIC THEORY II 12
EMTP 201L ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PARAMEDIC LABORAT ORY II 3
EMTP 203 EMS COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE II 1.5
 Units16.5
Summer Semester
EMTP 225 HOSPITAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE FOR PARAME DICS 3
EMTP 230 FIELD TRAINING FOR PARAMEDICS I 8
EMTP 231 FIELD TRAINING FOR PARAMEDICS II 1
 Units12
 Total Units57

Required Courses for an Associate in Science Degree

COMM 104PUBLIC SPEAKING3
or COMM 174 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
ENGL 115COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY4
or ENGL 116 CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
PSYC 101GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY3
Total Units10
Recommended Elective
SOC 135SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY3

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.

Some courses within this program may require additional coursework that must be completed prior to enrollment in these courses. Please consult the individual course listings for prerequisites and any other limitations on enrollment.

EMTP Credit

Licensed paramedics may be granted college units toward an associate in arts degree if they are currently licensed by the State of California. The student may receive a maximum of 6.5 units for previous EMT-1 training. The student may receive a maximum of 35 units for previous EMTP training.

Note: Grade of “C” is required for each course for progression and completion.