Welcome and thank you for your interest in our Paramedic Program.
The Paramedic Program includes a 20 week intensive didactic program. This is followed by ten (10) weeks of Clinical Internship in several hospitals at 40 hours per week, and then 10-12 weeks of Field Externship as a practicing Paramedic Intern under the guidance and supervision of a Paramedic Field Preceptor. Reliable transportation is required throughout the program. Some clinical and field locations may be 50 miles away from Mt. San Antonio College. You must be a currently certified Emergency Medical Technician with 1200 hours of field experience to apply to the Paramedic Program.
Associate in Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services is also offered at Mt. SAC. Please click here for more information.
Entry to Paramedic Program requires students to:
*Based on the California Education Code the Paramedic Program is required to select qualified students by registration date.
Process for re-qualification for the Paramedic Program:
Prior to beginning the re-qualification process it is highly recommended that students do the following:
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.
The Paramedic program has three required pre-program activities; an orientation, EMS 1 and EMS 2.
Orientation: May 1, 2, 2015
EMS 1: June 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, July 1
EMS 2: July 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30
Program Start: August 24, 2015
Orientation: Oct 2, 3, 2015
EMS 1: Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, Dec. 2, 4, 10
EMS 2: Jan. 5, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, 2016
Program Start: February 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.