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Associate of Applied Science - Paramedicine

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

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 EMS Accreditation

CAAHEP logoAlong with certification and licensure, accreditation is a tool intended to help assure a well-prepared and qualified workforce providing health care services. Yavapai College is currently only one of 6 schools accredited in Arizona. Our students are able to sit for National Registry (NREMT). Check out YC's Accreditation

 Paramedic Course Outcome

The Paramedic Course is designed to instruct students to become proficient, practical, health-care professionals. The program consists of a minimum course length of 1155 contact hours: 655 hours of didactic instruction and practical laboratory, and 500 hours of clinical and vehicular training in hospitals, ambulances, fire engines, and clinics.

Once completing this course, you will be required to be State and Nationally certified to practice your profession.

Suggested courses to prepare for the program:

  • EMS211 - EMT B Refresher
  • EMS123 - AHA CPR for HCP
  • BIO156 - Human Biology for Allied Health
  • ENG101 & 102 or ENG136 & COM135
  • MAT100 or Higher

 Paramedic Program Statistics

Cost of the Program

The class consists of a total of 43 credit hours over 14 months.

You will need to purchase:

  • books
  • Uniform Class Shirts (2)
  • travel and meal expenses
  • NREMT final exam cost
  • money for misc such as immunizations, background checks, physical exam, and drug screen

Length of Program

  • 43 from Paramedicine Program

Length of certificate program is 14 months, beginning in the Summer Semester and ending in the Fall Semester.

Next class: Summer 2015:
Applications will be available October 1, 2014,

 Prerequisites for Program

Recommended: One (1) year experience in the field


  • Complete Admission Application
  • Current State Certification as an EMT
  • Current CPR for Health Care Provider Card
  • OSHA 24-Hour Hazwoper that meets 29 CFR 1910.120
  • Pass Yavapai College EMS Oral Board, Skill Test, and Written Test
  • Specific Immunizations

 Course Requirements

A completed application for entry into the program is required. Please read the directions carefully.

  • 14-month program
  • Pass the class with a 75% score or better
  • Complete all skill and clinical hour requirements
  • Obtain a score of 75% or better on a closed-book final exam
  • Obtain a passing score on the final class practical skill examination

Our financial aid staff can help you with applying for grants, loans, federal work-study and scholarships. Please make an appointment with one of our financial advisors at (928) 776-2152. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at in order to be considered for any financial aid. You will need to submit any requested information to the YC Financial Aid Office in order to have your application processed and reviewed before you schedule an appointment.

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