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Paramedic Traditional Program



The TMCC Paramedic Program is designed for the student who desires education with a career goal as a paramedic (Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic-EMTP). A certificate of completion will be offered upon completion of the curriculum and successful passing of the National Registry Exam. The certificate of achievement from TMCC will be awarded after the student has completed all program and certificate requirements. This is a 12-month continuous program.

The paramedic curriculum meets all requirements as outlined in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. Students who choose, can pursue the Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Paramedicine.

The traditional paramedic program is a year long program that starts in the fall of the year. This program is the traditional in-class course with the didactic/classroom portion completed in-person. The didactic portion runs Fall and Spring semesters. The clinical and internship experience will be completed after the didactic portion has been completed. This program is ideal for those who are successful in the classroom environment with hands-on instruction and skills.

See Also: Hybrid Paramedic Program

How to Apply

Submit an online application by the posted deadline.

Note: The TMCC Paramedic program does not accept Advanced Placement and Experiential Learning for credit and/or placement into the Paramedic program.


Prior to enrolling in any TMCC EMS class, please review the Enrollment Instructions.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age prior to applying to the Paramedic Academy
  • Applicants must provide proof of Current State of Nevada Advanced EMT certification

Time Commitment

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 psycho-motor 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 300 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 80%. Courses must be taken in the sequence outlined.

Additional Resources: Paramedic Program Outcomes


TMCC's Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (COAEMSP).

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