EMT and Paramedic Programs

“Our program has one philosophy in which our team of dedicated instructors share. It our purpose to do everything we possibly can to make sure that you as the student are successful.  Not only while attending our program but also as you begin your careers in EMS as first responders, fire fighters, police office and paramedics.”

- Evelyn Hallford,
EMS Program Director

Welcome

Do you want to make a difference? If your answer is yes, then starting a career in public service by becoming an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic might be the perfect fit for you.

EAC is an Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services EMT Training Center. We provide both EMT and Paramedic courses meeting the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards. This course prepares the candidate to take the certification examination for Arizona and NREMT.

It is the goal of the Eastern Arizona College EMS program to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics for the fast paced and dynamic field of pre hospital emergency medicine. Our program is growing and changing along with the ever competitive world of EMS.

The Eastern Arizona College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

 

Salaries and Careers

EMTs, paramedics and firefighters arrive at the scene of an emergency. They assess the patients, provide emergency medical care, and often transport the patient to a medical facility.

There are two levels of certification: Basic and Paramedic. To become certified as an EMT at any level in Arizona, you must successfully complete a Department approved training course, submit the required forms, and successfully pass the National Registry written examination within three attempts with a score of at least 70% within one year of the official course ending date.

The State of Arizona requires full-time firefighters to be certified as an EMT. Major cities around the country are increasingly requiring paramedic certification.

Average Salaries: EMT $30,000, Firefighter $45,050

 

Curricula

Paramedicine Pass Rates

Emergency Medical Technician (Certificate)
EAC EMT certificates prepare you to perform pre-hospital emergency services as specified by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma System.
Program Requirements
Suggested Semester Course Plan - Basic
Suggested Semester Course Plan - Paramedic
Program Learning Outcomes - Basic
Program Learning Outcomes - Paramedic

 

Paramedicine (AAS)
This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares you for employment as a paramedic. The program is approved by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Services. After successfully completing the degree you are eligible to take the required State and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examinations at the Paramedic level. Program size is limited to 20 students and requires prior admission.
Program Requirements
Suggested Semester Course Plan
Program Learning Outcomes

 

Fire Science (Certificate)
EAC offers this certificate in cooperation with the Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence (AZCFSE). This prepares students for service as firefighters in rural settings, emphasizing professional firefighting skills.
Program Requirements
Suggested Semester Course Plan
Program Learning Outcomes

 

Fire Science (AAS)
This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares you for employment as firefighters in rural settings, emphasizing professional firefighting skills.
Program Requirements
Suggested Semester Course Plan - AAS
Suggested Semester Course Plan - AAS NAVIT
Program Learning Outcomes

 

Courses Offered

  • Paramedic Prep Class
  • EMT 103 Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
  • EMT 121 BLS CPR HCP
  • EMT 122 First Aid and CPR
  • EMT 161 BLS (EMT) Refresher
  • EMT 170 Vehicular Extrication and Trauma Care
  • EMT 180 EMS Instructor Methodologies
  • EMT 210, 212, 214 Paramedic Certificate
  • EMT 220 ACLS
  • EMT 221 PALS
  • EMT 229 ALS (Paramedic) Refresher

 

Contact Us

For questions regarding our upcoming classes and program requirements please contact our office.

Contact:

Sonda Bryce
EMS Secretary
(928) 428-8502
800-678-3808 x. 8502
sonda.bryce@eac.edu

Evelyn Hallford
EMS Program Director
(928) 428-8398
800-678-3808 x. 8398
evelyn.hallford@eac.edu

 

Contact our Admissions Office for info on college admissions, housing, scholarships and financial aid or to schedule a campus visit.

Contact:

Admissions Office
(928) 428-8272
800-678-3808 x. 8272
admissions@eac.edu