Emergency Medical Technician– Paramedic Certificate
The objective of this certificate is to train students with the necessary cognitive, psychomotor, and affective behaviors to provide advanced life support in the pre-hospital setting and to provide the necessary coursework to be licensed in the state of California. Completion of the certificate will prepare students for entry-level employment as Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedic and other occupations requiring Paramedic-level license.
NOTE: Prior to starting this program the student must show proof of a clear criminal background check.
Contact the Emergency Medical Services Office for application materials.
Candidates must successfully complete a minimum of 33 units of prescribed course work. A minimum grade of "C" must be maintained in all course work related to Emergency Medical Services. A "C" in these courses is considered to be 80% or higher.
- Current, CA EMT-Basic Certification
- Must meet the age, physical and licensure requirements
- Minimum of six months full-time experience or 1000 hours of part-time EMS experience
- ANAT 101 or ANAT 150 and ANAT 151 or CSU transferable equivalent
- High school diploma or GED
- Current negative TB test within six months or chest x-ray within two years
- Tetanus-diphtheria (T-D) booster within the last ten years
- Completion of Hepatitis B immunization series or titer showing immunity
- Completion of varicella (chickenpox) vaccination or titer showing immunity
- MMR titer showing immunity or proof of MMR immunization
- Physical examination within the last six months; must be performed by a physician or nurse practitioner and must include a statement that you “are free to participate in the Paramedic Program without restriction.”
- Reading level of 12th grade or higher
- Math proficiency level of 10th grade or higher
- Written EMT-Basic competency of 80 percent or higher
- Written anatomy and physiology competency of 80 percent or higher
- Oral judgment of simulated field situations of 80 percent or higher
- Eligible to be licensed/accredited by state and local EMS agency
In order to be eligible for licensure as a paramedic in the state of California, students must complete the following 33 units, pass National Registry written and skills examinations, and meet all other licensure requirements established by the state.
|EMS 150||Patient Assessment for Paramedics||
|EMS 151||Introduction to EMS for Paramedics||
|EMS 152||Cardiology for the Paramedic||
|EMS 153||Pharmacology for the EMT-Paramedic||
|EMS 154||Emergency Medical Services Theory for the Paramedic||
|EMS 155||Skills Development for Paramedics||
|EMS 156||Clinical Externship for the Paramedic||
|EMS 157||Field Externship for the Paramedic||
Total Credit Hours: 33
A student receiving a degree/certificate in this field will be able to:
- Draw inferences and conclusions that are logical and supported by evidence
- Recognize how environments influence opinion, reaction to stress and judgement
- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- Apply knowledge to analysis of specific problems
- Solve problems and makes decisions