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 EMS Programs (CoAEMSP) and Committee on Accreditation
of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) through 2021.
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.