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EMT / Paramedic EMT / Paramedic

EMT / Paramedic


Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2024 semester. Applications will continue to be accepted until spots are filled. 

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The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and the North Coast Paramedic Program are designed to train you to respond safely in emergency medical situations. Upon completion, you will be prepared to become certified.

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Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician program is a 1-semester program designed to train individuals to respond safely in emergency medical situations. Program content consists of theory and skills on life-support measures, the use of medical emergency equipment and supplies, and an ambulance module. Job opportunities are in hospital emergency rooms, ambulance companies, and other health care agencies. The EMT course is offered each Fall and Spring semesters based on open enrollment.

Register for course HO 159 through WebAdvisor.

A refresher course is also offered each one to two years to assist EMT's in maintaining current certification. For additional information about these courses contact CR's Adult and Community Education Programs.

Important Information

  • Must be 18 years of age to be eligible for State certification.
  • May take State certification exam within two years of successful course completion.
  • A 10-panel urine drug screen is required 30 days before the beginning of your clinical experience. Positive results mean you cannot attend clinical per clinical agency contract. Inability to attend clinical will result in being dismissed from the course. 

Important Information

  • Applicants must be a High School Graduate or general education equivalent, hold current EMT certificate, and valid basic life support card.
  • Criminal Background check and livescan fingerprint background check is required.
  • Physical Exam and proof of immunizations completed during the first 5 weeks of the fall semester
  • Program begins in the fall. Field Experience begins the following summer.
See more information in the program application. 


The North Coast Paramedic Program builds on the knowledge and skills gained as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The program provides comprehensive study of pre-hospital emergency care that meets State of California requirements for a Paramedic license and prepares students to sit for the National Registry paramedic exam.

The 33-unit program, only available to people who already are EMT-1 certified, and have submitted an application to the Health Occupations Office, will run fall/spring semesters with a summer/fall internship. For the convenience of those who are working full-time, the class for fall and spring semesters will be held on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30p.m. 

The Paramedic Program is intended as a structured course of study that cannot be divided into separate component parts.  Therefore, no advanced placement, credit for experiential learning, or transfer credit is available.

California Employment Statistics



Median Wage with an Associate’s Degree

Projected Job Growth


Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook 2018-2028

 fast Fact

12 of the 20 fastest growing occupations are in healthcare.

Contact Us

General Questions Phone : 476-4135 Email :
Admissions Phone: 476-4200 Email:
Financial Aid Phone: 476-4182 Email:
Counseling Phone: 476-4150 Email:

Contact Information

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 Jessica Howard, Dean of Nursing and Healthcare Pathways

 Cheryl Merten, Administrative Office Coordinator


 Health Occupations Office, AT-100C

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