Pre hospital emergency medical care is a challenging and exciting profession. EMS professionals may work at any of the four different levels: First Responder, EMT - Basic, EMT - Intermediate, and EMT - Paramedic. EMS professionals are employed in a variety of emergency medical systems nationwide: in fire departments, municipal services, private ambulance companies, federal services, industry, and hospital - based systems. The demand for EMS professionals is increasing.
DABCC offers all levels of EMS education as well as the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Completion in EMT-Basic or Intermediate as well an Associate of Applied Science degree at the Paramedic level. After successfully completing each program level (First Responder, EMT - Basic, and / or EMT - Bridge, EMT - Intermediate, EMT - Paramedic) the student will receive a course completion certificate enabling him or her apply for state or national testing in order to achieve state licensure / certification. (These state licenses / certifications are not to be confused with the DABCC Certificate of Completion.) The DABCC Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educations Programs (CAAHEP) and approved by the New Mexico Injury Prevention and EMS Bureau.