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Contact: Yen HangTitle: Program AdministratorContact: hang@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Paramedic

Technology and Health Division
Certificate T0425

This Paramedic Program is accredited by CAAHEP (Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) and approved by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services as meeting and exceeding the minimum standards as specified in Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations and the federal Department of Transportation national standard curriculum. It is designed to train paramedics to work on ambulances and in the fire service.

The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) is an individual who is educated and trained during an intensive (32-hours per week) didactic program lasting 16 weeks. This is followed by five (5) weeks of Clinical Internship in a hospital (40-hours per week), and then eight (8) weeks of Field Externship as a practicing Paramedic under the guidance and supervision of a Paramedic Field Preceptor.

Required Courses

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    • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

      Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

      SOC Career Code: 29-2041.00

      Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $34.36

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $36,961.60
      Annual Job Openings
      2,135

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Paramedic

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate T0425

    This Paramedic Program is accredited by CAAHEP (Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) and approved by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services as meeting and exceeding the minimum standards as specified in Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations and the federal Department of Transportation national standard curriculum. It is designed to train paramedics to work on ambulances and in the fire service.

    The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) is an individual who is educated and trained during an intensive (32-hours per week) didactic program lasting 16 weeks. This is followed by five (5) weeks of Clinical Internship in a hospital (40-hours per week), and then eight (8) weeks of Field Externship as a practicing Paramedic under the guidance and supervision of a Paramedic Field Preceptor.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    EMS 10Paramedic Core Content11
    EMS 40Emergency Care for Paramedics4.5
    EMS 50Paramedic Skills Competency5
    EMS 70Paramedic Clinical Internship3
    EMS 80Paramedic Field Externship9
    Total Units32.5

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ADJU 1The Administration of Justice System3
    FIRE 1Fire Protection Organization3
    PSYC 1AIntroduction to Psychology3
    or PSYC 1AH Introduction to Psychology - Honors
    SOC 1Introduction to Sociology3
    or SOC 1H Introduction to Sociology - Honors

    The Emergency Medical Services faculty recommend that you complement your studies with selected elective courses chosen from the list above. You should meet with a professor of Emergency Medical Services to help you determine which of those electives would best suit your career plans.

    Special Information

    To remain in the program, students must maintain a grade of “C” (80 percent) or better in all courses and receive a grade of “C” (80 percent) or better on all final exams. Before starting in clinical rotations, students must pass a criminal background check. Upon successful completion of the required courses, students are given 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.

    Public Safety Programs Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic, AS

    Technology and Health Division
    Degree S1210

    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:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    EMS 10Paramedic Core Content11
    EMS 40Emergency Care for Paramedics4.5
    EMS 50Paramedic Skills Competency5
    EMS 70Paramedic Clinical Internship3
    EMS 80Paramedic Field Externship9
    Total Units32.5

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ANAT 10AIntroductory Human Anatomy4
    FIRE 1Fire Protection Organization3
    PSYC 1AIntroduction to Psychology3
    or PSYC 1AH Introduction to Psychology - Honors
    SOC 1Introduction to Sociology3
    or SOC 1H Introduction to 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.

    Special Information

    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.

    Public Safety Programs Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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Contact: Yen HangTitle: Program AdministratorContact: hang@mtsac.edu

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