The Mohave Community College (MCC) EMT paramedic training program offers students the necessary courses for certification at the highest level of paramedic. A paramedic training certificate program and an Associate of Applied Science in Paramedical degree is offered through MCC. This program meets the standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Training and the state of Arizona. It is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs by the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Why is this important?
Mohave Community College provides a quality education for more than 13,000 students each year. It serves the northwest portion of the State of Arizona and its neighboring communities in California, Nevada and Utah. MCC has campuses in Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City and Colorado City, and an extensive distance education program, called MCC-Online.
• must have a valid driver’s license
• must be 18 years of age
• must be a U.S. citizen
• must pass a background check
• must have current immunization records
• must pass drug screening – and stay drug free
• must hold a current Arizona EMT certification with one year of documented pre-hospital experience prior to the paramedic program
• may not have received a dishonorable military discharge
• must obtain an appropriate score on the Compass assessment or complete
TRE 089 (English) and TRM 090 (Pre-algebra)
• must hold a current CPR card
• achieve successful completion of HAZ-MAT First Responder 24-hour training
• complete the MCC paramedic application and submit it to the EMS office
Program prerequisites include:
• successfully pass a 250 question EMT-Basic written examination
• successfully pass a practical skills examination (NR of Patient Assessment Trauma, and a Random Skill)
• successfully complete an Oral Board Evaluation
The EMT program course for Basic is offered each semester. Certification lasts for 2 years. A refresher or CE-Continuing Education course is then required for re-certification.
Mohave Community College offers an associate of applied science paramedic emphasis degree and a certificate program. The certificate program is 32 credit hours – 5 courses. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Paramedic Emphasis is a continuation of MCC Paramedic Certificate program. This program is 60-63 credits hours. Both EMT paramedic programs meet or exceed all national DOT requirements.
These training programs will include: anatomy and physiology, principles of microbiology, theory of patient assessment, management and operations assessment, theory of paramedic essentials to include airway management and ventilation, medical, OB/GYN, neonatal, behavior and trauma emergencies, and emergency medical services operations.
The paramedic certification program includes both didactic and clinical skill experiences. The program provides high excellence for education in the ability and science of pre-hospital advanced life support EMS care. The steps include:
- Complete the 16-week semester EMT course at MCC
- Follow up with one year of documented pre-hospital work experience in the EMS field
- Complete the one-year Paramedic Certificate program
- Complete an additional year of education to earn your Associate of Applied Science degree with a paramedic emphasis
In addition, MCC offers refresher and other continuing education EMS courses for current providers, along with American Heart Association CPR and First Aid courses.
Once the paramedic training program is completed, you will be qualified to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Examination (NREMT).
Individuals interested in Mohave Community College may find application information online or by visiting the campus. Application packets may be completed online and need to be submitted to the admissions office at any campus or mail. (Contact & mail information below.) After completing the application process you will next meet with an adviser who can assist you in a degree plan, and paramedic training course schedules. Following the advisor placement plan, you will need to take placement exams. One those exams are completed you will be able to plan your class scheduling.
The school also offers scholarships, grants and financial aid, as well as working with VA eligibility for veterans.
For more information, you may contact the Emergency Medical Services Office – Mohave Community College,
1971 Jagerson Ave. Kingman, AZ 86409.
The Director may be reached at (928) 757-0807.