Degrees, Certificates & Veterans Info

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 Degree: AAS in Paramedicine

Associate of Applied Science Degrees:

AAS in Paramedicine

The Associate of Applied Science in Paramedicine prepares students to work as paramedics in emergency care, stabilization and immobilization of victims.

 Certificate: Emergency Medical Technician


Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician certificate (EMS 132) provides fundamental knowledge about emergency medical procedures and techniques. These include artificial respiration, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, control of bleeding, splinting, extrication and light rescue, and ten hours of hospital training and observation to give Emergency Medical Technicians improved clinical knowledge of the profession. Successful completion of EMS 132, with a grade of “C” or better, qualifies the student to take the National Registry of EMT Certification examination for EMT.

 Certificate: Paramedicine



The Paramedicine certificate program prepares students for direct entry as paramedics in emergency care, stabilization, and immobilization of victims of illness and injury: recognizing and documenting signs and symptoms of illness and injury, intervening, and evaluating the intervention; performing assessment of basic electrocardiograph rhythm identification; administration of oxygen and medications approved by the Arizona Department of Health Services, office of Emergency Medical Services; advanced airway techniques; use of specific immobilization devices, peripheral, interosseus, and central intravenous techniques, defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing; and preparing for transportation.

 Other Certifications

Other Certificates Offered:

  • EMS 120 Basic First Aid, CPR, & AED
  • EMS 123 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Healthcare Provider
  • EMS 131 Emergency Medical Technician
  • EMS 211 Emergency Medical Technician Refresher
  • EMS 240-245 Paramedic
  • EMS 255 Paramedic Refresher

 Veterans Upward Bound

With help from Veterans Upward Bound (VUB), you don't have to let rusty academic skills keep you from getting your certificate/degree. For those who qualify, all instruction, services, and more are FREE OF CHARGE.

 Veterans Financial Resources

Go to for information about...

  • Your eligibility for Veterans Education Benefits
  • How to apply for your Veterans Education Benefits
  • How to start receiving your benefits for classes taken at Yavapai College
  • Prescott: 928.717.7613
  • Verde Valley: 928.634.6564
 Academic Advising

Academic Advising can help you develop your educational plan, explore your career goals and options, adjust to college life and provide support throughout your enrollment.

To speak to an Academic Advisor, please call...

  • Prescott: 928.776.2106
  • Verde Valley: 928.634.6510
  • Prescott Valley: 928.717.7911

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