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

In accordance with accreditation standards, the ultimate goal of the EMS program is “to prepare Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession."

All EMT Students Start Here

Read specific details about pre-course basic compliance requirements.

EMS Program Assessment Outcomes and Program Performance

Program Accreditation


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:


Related Information

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 Entry Only
  • EMT Intermediate Two-Term Program: Summer Entry Only
  • EMS AAS Paramedic Concentration: Spring or Fall Entry Only

If you are in progress with your EMT Basic classes, you can still apply and be conditionally approved.

  • If you have applied to the paramedic program, you must obtain your New Mexico EMT Basic license prior to the first day of classes.
  • If you have applied to the AEMT (EMT-Intermediate) program, you must obtain your New Mexico EMT-Basic license prior to the end of the second week of the term.

Required prerequisites are listed on our program webpage and must be successfully completed prior to proceed into the AEMT or Paramedic programs.

AEMT Deadlines

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

  • Screening Form Available: June 5, 2024
  • Screening Form Deadline: July 12, 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

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 ext. 50614

Isaac Milligan

Clinical Coordinator  ext. 54550

Tim Woodard

Internship Coordinator  ext. 54379
Charlene Sanchez

BLS/ILS Coordinator

ext. 54791

Sean Haaverson

EMS Program Faculty ext. 50811

Patrick Sauser

EMS Program Faculty ext. 54064

Blair Behrens

EMS Program Faculty ext. 54115

RJ Montano

EMS Program Faculty ext. 54918

Gabe Criswell

Three-Term EMS Program Faculty ext. 55043

Andrea Vargas

ALS Coordinator  -
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.