Emergency Medical Services


The Emergency Medical Services program teaches skills for first responders. Earn an Associate of Applied Science or certificate and pursue work as a Medical and Health Services Manager, Emergency Medical Technician, and more.

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Paramedic Approval Information 

For more information about the Emergency Medical Services (EMS)- Paramedic program, please visit our Paramedic Approval Information page. 

Top Emergency Medical Jobs

Note: Some jobs require education or training beyond the CNM degree/certificate.

Program Information

The goal of the EMS program is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with or without exit points at the Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate, and/or Emergency Medical Technician Basic, and/or First Responder levels.

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EMS Program Assessment Outcomes

EMS Program Performance

Program Accreditation

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Screening Process

The following EMS programs have limited seats. These programs require you to complete a screening process before registering for classes.

  • Emergency Medical Services—Intermediate Concentration (AEMT)
    • One Term and Two Term Programs Available
  • Emergency Medical Services—Paramedic Concentration
    • Cohorted program begins in Spring and Fall terms only

Department Approval

The following programs require department approval: 

  • EMT Intermediate One-Term Program: Spring or Fall Only
  • EMT Intermediate Two-Term Program: All terms
  • EMS AAS Paramedic Concentration: Spring or Fall only

If you are in progress with your EMT Basic classes, you can still be approved. Required prerequisites are listed on our program webpage. You must obtain your EMT Basic license by week two of the EMT Intermediate program. You must complete the required clinical compliances by week three of the term.

AEMT Deadlines

Forms will open by 9 a.m. on the available date. Forms will close on the deadline listed at 5 p.m.

  • Screening Form Available: January 29, 2024
  • Screening Form Deadline: March 15, 2024

EMT Intermediate/ AEMT Approval Request Form

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) - Paramedic Approval Information 

Learn more about the requirements for completing the Paramedic Approval Request Form for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) - Paramedic Program.

Paramedic Approval Information


Physical Requirements

For comprehensive information regarding functional job requirements please refer to O*NET standards as listed in the EMS Program Handbook.

Learning Communities

Get Started as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic or Intermediate) with Learning Communities.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

You can receive credit for courses in this program if you have a valid NM EMS license or NREMT certification. To find out if you qualify, fill out the following form:


Contact EMS

Call (505) 224-4000 and use the extension for the person you want to contact.

Program Official Position Extension
Amy Tixier Associate Dean ext. 53153
Kristofer Holder Program Director/Clinical Coordinator ext. 50614
Patrick Sauser EMS Program Faculty ext. 54064
Isaac Milligan ALS Level Program Coordinator  ext. 54550
Sean Haaverson EMS Program Faculty ext. 50811
Rebecca Moskowitz EMS Program Faculty ext. 50131
Blair Behrens EMS Program Faculty ext. 54115
RJ Montano EMS Program Faculty ext. 54918
Tim Woodard Internship Clinical Coordinator  ext. 54379
Charlene Sanchez

Interim BLS/ILS Coordinator

ext. 54791
Dr. Andrew Kalishman

Medical Director


Supplemental Skills Labs Information

Everyone needs extra time to gain skills in a lab setting. Our supplemental skills labs provide practice time in classrooms and lab rooms. Labs contain EMS equipment and access to an instructor. Sign up soon as these courses fill up!

 The course numbers are:

  • EMS 1092: For EMT Basic students and First Responder students. Gain skills practice in EMS lab rooms with an instructor.
  • EMS 2092: For Advanced EMT students and Paramedic students. Gain skills practice in EMS lab rooms with an instructor.

You can find specific dates and times on the schedule of classes. Some may initially be listed as “TBA,” Please register, and we will make the class times work for your class schedule.