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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49

Emergency Medical Services (Certificate of Completion), Intermediate Concentration


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School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS)

The EMT-Intermediate program offers additional skills and training for EMS personnel. These courses may be taken by students wishing to gain additional medical skills, but not wishing to pursue a paramedic license. These courses may also provide additional training prior to entrance into the paramedic program. These courses are recommended for students with field experience as an EMT. This is a recommended pre-requisite to the paramedic program.

See Recommended Sequence of Courses

Special Requirements

Program Entry Registration Screening

This is a “Coordinated Program Entry” program; students must complete a pre-registration screening process administered through the Coordinated Program Entry Office before being eligible to register for program courses.

Criminal Background

Most of the health programs in HWPS require students undergo the New Mexico Department of Health caregivers criminal history screening program. This involves state and federal felony criminal background checks with fingerprints. This must be completed prior to starting their program or prior to beginning their clinical experiences. Students with a disqualifying conviction can appeal some of those convictions through the New Mexico Department of Health. Depending on the program, students may or may not be allowed to remain in the program pending appeal. Students who do not successfully appeal a disqualifying conviction will not be allowed to start or remain in the program. A successful appeal does not guarantee eligibility for licensure after graduation in professions that require licensure.

 

Other Compliance Requirements

Many of the health programs in HWPS require students to undergo a routine urine drug screen, provide documentation of current immunizations, have a current Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (CPR) certificate and other training prior to beginning the program or beginning clinical education, all of which, along with the criminal background check, are verified through the Office of Verification and Compliance.

 

Physical Requirements

Students must be in good physical and psychological health. Students may be asked to provide documentation of a recent physical examination. Many health programs require the student to be able to safely lift and/or move a minimum of 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations are made for students with disabilities. However, some disabilities may prohibit students from completing program specific competencies or gaining employment. Students with disabilities that may interfere with completing program competencies are advised to contact the School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS)  Office for more information.

Program Fees

Program fees cover costs incurred on behalf of the student for student-issued equipment, background checks, drug screens, etc.

 

Transportation

Students are responsible for their own transportation to off-campus training sites. (i.e. clinical courses at hospitals, internships, etc.)

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

 

Career and Educational Opportunities

 

For the graduation policy refer to the Graduating from CNM section, cnm.edu or the Students tab in myCNM.

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites


Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.

Required Sequence of Courses


Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate, Certificate of Completion 26-27 credits hours


* MATH 1315 - College Algebra  recommended if planning on transferring to a 4-year degree.

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