Emergency Medical Services
- Information Sessions
- Community Paramedic, Certificate of Completion
- Emergency Medical Services (AAS), Paramedic Concentration
- Emergency Medical Services (Certificate of Completion), Intermediate Concentration
- Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B)
- First Responder
- Office of Verification & Compliance
- Gainful Employment & Completion Rate Information
Get Started as a Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic or Intermediate) in our Learning Communities.
EMS Student Handbook
Study Time Chart
National Registry Certification
This is aprogram (with limited seating). Students must complete a pre-registration screening process administered through the Coordinated Program Entry Office before being eligible to register for program courses.
Registration Difficulties and Overrides
Advanced EMT: as you may know, the Advanced EMT course tends to fill quickly each semester at CNM. In the interest of promoting successful course completion and advancing the job skills of licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basics, department approval was placed on Advanced EMT theory and lab. This registration barrier will remain in effect until the open registration date.
EARLY department approval and registration will be granted to currently licensed New Mexico EMT-Basics. Current licensure status will be verified using the NM EMS License Verification Report. On the open registration date, we will remove the department approval barrier, thus opening registration access to all qualified students on a first-come, first serve basis. This will make the Advanced EMT course accessible to continuing EMT-Basic students who are waiting to take their state licensure exam. Please know that obtaining early departmental approval in no way saves you a seat in the course. It is up to you to register and pay for your courses (within 24 hrs. of registration). If you are dropped for non-payment or other issues, you may lose your seat to other students who are registering and making payment.
Please keep in mind that there are only a limited number of available seats. Once these seats are filled we will have reached our capacity. If a seat becomes available, students should be able to register. We do not currently run a wait list on linked theory and lab courses. Two (2) sections is the absolute maximum that the CNM's Emergency Medical Services program will currently support due to factors such as clinical availability and job placement. Check back often because students frequently drop for various reasons, opening up a seat. Please contact Sean Haaverson, BLS/ILS Coordinator for department approval override requests. We will need your NM EMT Basic License number, expiration date, the CRN number of the sections you are interested in, and your CNM Student ID number. After approval, we will contact you to inform you that your request has been processed. After you have been notified that your request has been approved, you should be able to register for any open seats.
You may also want to consider pursuing paramedic-level courses without taking EMT-Intermediate. To see enrollment requirements go to http://cnm.edu/programentry/
You may want to consider the educational services of other EMS Programs for EMT-Intermediate opportunities, to include:
- EMS Academy (UNM): (505) 272-5757
- Santa Fe Community College (SFCC): ( 505) 428-1820
- Eastern NM University: Roswell (ENMU): (575) 624-7359
- Dona Ana Community College (DABCC): (800) 903-7503