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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote “to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” At Eastern Arizona College you will learn to make a difference and be the EMT, Paramedic, or Firefighter that will help the world breathe a little easier. Join us, we are here to help you succeed.
- John Clegg,
EMS Program Director
The goal of the Eastern Arizona College EMS Program is “to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels (CoAEMSP, 2022).”
To accomplish this goal effectively, our program has pursued and been awarded continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This accreditation is based on a rigorous evaluation process that ensures that numerous standards of excellence in EMS education are met.
What does this mean for you? You can be assured that our program will meet the highest standards of EMT and Paramedic Education. Once you have successfully completed this program you will be prepared to sit for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification exams, which leads to both national and state certification as an EMT and/or paramedic.
CoAEMSP Official Statement:
"The Eastern Arizona College EMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)."
Should you have any questions about this accreditation or the standards, please contact:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
To contact CoAEMSP:
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.