Technology and Health Division
Students who complete the required courses listed below for the Paramedic Certificate and who also complete the graduation requirements of Mt. San Antonio College will be awarded the Associate in Science degree in Emergency Medical Services.
This Paramedic Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and approved by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency as meeting and exceeding the minimum standards as specified in Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration national standard curriculum. It is designed to train paramedics to work on ambulances and in the fire service.
This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:
|EMS 10||Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedics||3|
|EMS 20||Emergency Cardiac Care for Paramedics||1.5|
|EMS 30||Pharmacology for Paramedics||3|
|EMS 40||Cardiology for Paramedics||3|
|EMS 50||Paramedic Skills Competency||5|
|EMS 60||EMS Theory for Paramedics||8.5|
|EMS 70||Paramedic Clinical Internship||3|
|EMS 80||Paramedic Field Externship||9|
|ANAT 10A||Introductory Human Anatomy||4|
|FIRE 1||Fire Protection Organization||3|
|PSYC 1A||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|or PSYC 1AH||Introduction to Psychology - Honors|
|or SOC 1H||Sociology - Honors|
The Emergency Medical Services faculty recommends that students complement their studies with selected elective courses chosen from the list above. Students should meet with a professor of Emergency Medical Services to help them determine which electives would best suit their career plans.
To remain in the program, students must maintain a grade of “B” (80%) or better in all courses, per state regulations. Before starting clinical rotations, students must pass a criminal background check. Upon successful completion of the required courses, students are granted a certificate documenting completion of the Paramedic Program. Students are then eligible for licensure by taking and passing both the National Registry Exam and County Paramedic accreditation exam.