2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
Special Admissions Procedures
The paramedic program is designed for the student who desires
education with a career goal as a paramedic (Emergency Medical
Technician, Paramedic-EMTP). The certificate of achievement
from TMCC will be awarded after the student has completed
all program and certificate requirements. This is a 10-month
The EMTP curriculum meets all requirements as outlined
in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic National Standard
Curriculum. The program is 1,400+ hours in length and based
on specific objectives. The didactic/classroom phase includes
600+ hours of instruction. Activities include lectures, skills lab
sessions, demonstrations and simulations. The second phase
is completed in the hospital environment where the student is
provided the opportunity to apply the cognitive knowledge and
psychomotor skills gained in the classroom setting. The student
is under direct supervision of a physician or registered nurse and
will participate in direct patient care. The student must complete
at least 240 hours of clinical/hospital experience. The third and
final component of the paramedic program is the field rotation
phase. The student will apply the knowledge and skills gained
in the classroom and hospital under the direct supervision of a
preceptor that is currently functioning in the role of a paramedic.
The EMTP candidate will be required to complete a minimum
of 480 hours of field rotation lab. Student progression in the
program is contingent upon attaining a grade of “C” or better in
all paramedic curricula. A “C” grade is equal to 75%. Courses
must be taken in the sequence outlined.
Special Admission Procedures
Admission to the paramedic programcertificate of achievement
is limited and requires special procedures. The paramedic office
will maintain an interest list for the program and will notify
applicants of the testing dates. Completed applications will be
accepted by the paramedic office ONLY WITH VERIFICATION
OF THE FOLLOWING.
Current American Heart Association health care provider CPR or Red
Cross professional rescuer CPR card.
Current Nevada State EMT-Basic or EMT Intermediate Certification.
Students must complete the following criteria prior to being
considered for admission to the paramedic program.
Achieve a minimum average score of 75% or higher on the written EMT-
Achieve a minimum average score of 75% or higher on each component
of the comprehensive exam (math, English, science, reading
comprehension and EMT Basic A&P).
Students offered admission to the paramedic program will be
selected based upon their scores from the testing process. The
scores of all applicants will be ranked numerically, and the class
(which is limited to a maximum of 24) will be selected from this
list beginning with the highest score.
Students admitted to the paramedic program will be notified
by the paramedic office. The admitted student must complete the
following requirements prior to the start of classes.
Satisfy all general college admission criteria.
Pass a physical DOT examination.
Provide evidence of current measles, mumps and rubella immunizations
or appropriate titer levels.
Provide evidence of current diphtheria-tetanus (DT) immunization.
Provide evidence of completed Hepatitis B immunization; and of a
negative TB skin test or negative chest X-ray.
Provide evidence of major medical health coverage.
Be 18 years of age or older upon entrance to the program.
Failure to meet the above requirements by the deadline will
result in the student’s exclusion from the program.