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Paramedic Academy

Paramedic Academy
Introducing the New Paramedic Academy

Paramedic Academy

Paramedic Academy


    • 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 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.

    • Military Applicants

      All military applicant must has a valid California EMT License. All military applicants have to set an appointment to meet with the program director to go over the DD-214 prior to submitting his/her paramedic application. Please use  to set up an appointment.

    • Academies

      Academy 90 Spring 2020


      Academy 91 Fall 2020

      • Interest Card (Coming Soon)
    • 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
      • Valid CA DMV Ambulance Driver’s License
      • EMT Experience letter from your Employer, verifying 1000 hours completed with a percentage breakdown of number of IFT/Transport hours as well as 911 response hours. This letter must be on official letterhead with a “wet” signature
      • Military applicants need to provide your DD-214 form.
      • High School Diploma or equivalent
      • Official College Transcripts
      • Mt. SAC English and Math placement tests results with minimum eligibility for English 68, Math 51, and 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.
      • Proof of Mt. SAC College Orientation completion.


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

Important Dates

Event Date
Academy 90 Application Opens
*Applications will only be excepted M-TH 11am - 3pm Bldg. 28 Rm. 208
September 16, 2019
Academy 90 Application Closes October 7, 2019 @ 3pm
Academy 90 Entrance Exams (FISDAP)
October 23, 2019 OR October 24, 2019 @ 9:30AM Bldg. 28B Rm.02
EMS - 1 Prep Course Begins
*M-TH 7:30am - 4:30pm
January 13, 2020
EMS - 1 Course Ends January 30, 2020
Featured Events
National Registry Cumulative Pass Rate
May 1st, 2015 – May 1st, 2018
Written Exam
# of students attempted Percentage First Attempt Pass Rate
96 96%
Psychomotor Exam
# of students attempted Percentage First Attempt Pass Rate
2017 Validated Student Outcome
Written Retention Job Placement
100% 57.1% 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.
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Background Check All Paramedic students are required to take a background check.

Our Leadership

  • Chief Jamie Hirsch
  • Professor David Mah
  • Captain Danny Lopez
Paramedic Program

Building 28B
 (909) 274-5051
Michelle Navarro