Jul 18, 2024  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Pre-Health Science (AA), Pre-Emergency Medical Services Concentration

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School of Math, Science & Engineering (MSE)


The Pre-Health Sciences major is an Associate of Arts Degree program that prepares students to apply for health-related programs at CNM, as well as to transfer to UNM or other four-year degree programs in numerous health-related fields. It fulfills the general education core courses for 4-year degrees required by the state of New Mexico and the University of New Mexico core curriculum.

This two-year program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a 4-year degree program in Emergency Medical Services.

Educational Option Information

This educational option can be completed:

  • Part-time or full-time

This program can be started:

  • Any term

Primary course location:

  • Main Campus

Are there any other additional requirements that apply to this educational option?

  • A felony conviction will not prevent entry into the program or employment; however, it may limit available employment opportunities.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

  • Individual courses associated with this program may require students to purchase additional materials.

Career and Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

An associate degree is an important milestone for students pursuing either a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree.  Core requirements for the baccalaureate are met through completion of the CNM Associate of Science degree.

This particular concentration prepares students for transfer into a 4-year Emergency Medical services degree program. Students from CNM should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. College catalogs are generally available online. Students should also consult an Academic Advisor to plan for transfer.

Many of our courses are transferable to 4-year degree programs and CNM has transfer agreements with many institutions in New Mexico and elsewhere.

Career Opportunities

Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam scores  or specific course work.

Associate of Arts in Pre-Health Sciences, Concentration in Pre-Emergency Medical Services 62-63 credit hours


This information is meant to serve as a general guide for students intending to major in Emergency Medical Services at UNM.*** Specific requirements for transfer will vary from school to school. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the four year transfer school to confirm specific admission and degree requirements.

* MATH 1315 - College Algebra  is required for students to apply for the EMS Academy at UNM.

* * Students must be certified in EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate prior to applying for the UNM program. Students are strongly recommended to meet with a UNM advisor to discuss their transfer plans.

* * * Students are strongly recommended to meet with the UNM Emergency Medical Services advisor to discuss their transfer plans. Contact information is available on the UNM Emergency Medical Services Academy website.

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