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Paramedic Academy

Activities students will perform in the academy

Paramedic Academy


    • What You Can Do to Prepare Now

      Students may complete the following before applying:

      1. EMT Certification (*+1,000 hours EMT Experience)
      2. Assessment Questionnaire (AQ): English 68, Math 51, Read 90 (The placement tests may be waived if you have a Bachelor’s Degree from a California UC or Cal State school. Your counselor can provide more information.)

      *Note: In addition to certification, students must complete 1,000 hours of EMT experience for the Paramedic Academy.

      Once all requirements have been completed, students may then apply to the program. To Learn more about the application process, please visit: How to Apply

    • About

      The goal of Mt. SAC's Paramedic Academy 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.

      Since 1987, Mt. SAC has been providing quality paramedic training and is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) through 2023.

      The Paramedic Academy includes a 16-week intensive didactic (classroom and skills lab) program. This is followed by six (6) 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 1000 hours of field experience to apply to the Paramedic Program and maintain EMT certification throughout the entire duration of your training.

    • Military Applicants

      All military applicant must have a valid California EMT License. All military applicants must show proof of medical related experience on their DD-214 form.

      Submissions of DD-214 forms and applications can be made in person in Bldg. 28B Room 208.

    • Academies

      Mt. San Antonio College will begin the application process for Paramedic Academy 99 (Spring 2025) IN PERSON.

      Applications will be accepted in person during the following dates and times. ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 

      September 10-12, 2024 (Tuesday-Thursday)
      9AM - 12:00PM
      Bldg. 28B Room 208

      September 17-19, 2024 (Tuesday-Friday)
      1PM - 3:30PM
      Bldg. 28B Room 208

      *Note: Only first 90 completed applicants will be guaranteed a entrance exam. 

      Application Form

      Please continue to check the Paramedic website for additional information. For any questions or concerns, please contact Michelle Navarro at

    • Required Documents

      The following items are required in order to be considered for the program:

      • Current BLS/CPR for First Responders card
      • Current California EMT card
      • Valid CA Driver’s License
      • EMT Experience letter from your Employer, verifying 1000 hours completed with a percentage breakdown of number of IFT hours as well as 911 response hours. This letter must be on official letterhead with a “wet” supervisor signature
      • Military applicants need to provide your DD-214 form.
      • Proof of High School Diploma/Transcript or equivalent
      • Official College Transcripts
      • Submit Mt. SAC Assessment Questionnaire (AQ) Result with minimum eligibility in English 1A, Math 91, and Read 90. The AQ may be waived if you have a degree (AA, BA, MA, etc.) from a California UC or Cal State school. Your counselor can provide more information.
      • Proof of Mt. SAC College Orientation completion - You can submit a screenshot of your completed Orientation through the Checklist on the Mt. SAC Portal under Student tab

      To Learn more about the application process, please visit: How to Apply

Featured Events
National Registry Cumulative Pass Rate
“To prepare Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.”
2022 Validated Student Outcome
Graduate Students NR EMT Written Retention Attrition Positive Job Placement
29 100% 87.9% 12.1% 100%


Paramedic Program
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How to Apply
Learn how to apply for the Mt. SAC Paramedic program.
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Paramedic Courses
View our courses for a full listing and description of classes.

Our Leadership

  • Chief Raymond Mosack
    Interim Paramedic Program Director
  • Chief Scott Atkinson
    Public Safety Programs Assistant Director/Paramedic Program Director
Paramedic Program

Building 28B
(909) 274-5051
Michelle Navarro