Paramedic Program

 Welcome and thank you for your interest in our Paramedic Program.

The goal of Mt.SAC's Paramedic Program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. The core courses also provide a path to an Associate in Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services. Please click here for more information.

Since 1987, Mt. SAC has been providing quality paramedic training and is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of EMS Programs (CoAEMSP) and Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) through 2021. Program outcomes data can be found here.

The Paramedic Program includes a 20 week intensive didactic (classroom and skills lab) program.  This is followed by ten (10) weeks of Clinical Internship in several hospitals, followed by 10-12 weeks of Field Externship as a practicing Paramedic Intern under the guidance and supervision of a Paramedic Field Preceptor.  Individual placement of students in Clinical and Field internship slots is provided by the Program.  As some clinical and field locations may be 50 miles away from Mt. San Antonio College, reliable transportation is required throughout the program.  

You must be a currently certified Emergency Medical Technician with 1200 hours of field experience to apply to the Paramedic Program and maintain EMT certification throughout the entire duration of your training.

 Entry Requirements        Degree Options

 The dates below outline the introductory phases of our upcoming classes. Each class, including didactic, clinical and field phases of training is approximately 10 months long.

Mandatory Orientation and EMS 1 & EMS 2 dates for upcoming classes:

The Paramedic program has three required pre-program activities; an orientation, EMS 1 and EMS 2.

  Orientation: Friday Sept. 30, 9:00 - 4:00  & Saturday Oct. 1, 9:00 - 12:00, 2016     Note: These days contain different content and are both mandatory. Saturdays are family orientation days along with prospective students.

        EMS 1:  Oct 31, Nov. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28         (Mondays and Wednesdays)

        EMS 2:  Jan. 9, 10, 17*, 18, 23, 24 , 2017  (Day change due to MLK, Jr. holiday)

        Program Start: February 27, 2017 (Class 85)

 Orientation: Friday March 31, 9:00 - 4:00  & Saturday April 1, 9:00 - 12:00, 2017           Note: These days contain different content and are both mandatory. Saturdays are family orientation days along with prospective students.

        EMS 1:  May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, and 31

        EMS 2:  July 10, 11,  17, 18,  24 and 25  (EMS 2 dates subject to change)

        Program Start: August 28, 2017 (Class 86)

 (Updated Aug. 22, 2016)

NOTE:  It is CRUCIAL that candidates not only prepare academically, but also personally and financially. This is a full-time program. You will need to prepare for living expenses and not working to ensure your success and decrease your stress. 

The Paramedic Program is nationally accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAA-HEP) & by the Committee on Accreditation of EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).  Our Program is approved by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services as meeting the EMS Education Standards as specified in Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations, Health and Safety Code and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Paramedic Curriculum.