This program is designed to prepare students to take and pass the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (NREMTP) examination which will enable them to become a licensed Paramedic in the state of California. Students will participate in classroom, lab, hospital and field settings. This will enable those certified to gain employment as an entry-level paramedic Firefighter, paramedic on ambulances that serve the community as advanced life support 9-1-1 providers, and in certain limited situations employment in the hospital setting.
The Paramedic academy at Allan Hancock College is a 2-semester intensive program that requires special admission. As a Special Admissions academy program, interested students and prospective applicants are required to have all the program prerequisites completed at the time of application. In addition, due to requirements of the clinical training facilities, admitted students to the Paramedic Training Program must successfully pass a criminal background check and drug panel screening. Admitted students must also submit immunization records prior to course attendance showing verification of required vaccinations and/or titers.
Applicants are required to successfully complete a Paramedic Entrance Exam. The Entrance Exam is at Allan Hancock College campus.
The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement 16 or more semester units in Paramedic will:
Enrollment projections: 20. Enrollment projections are based on current EMS enrollments and EMS program completions.
In 2019-20, there were 4 AS degrees and 92 certificates in EMS that were awarded, which is a significant increase from the prior year (2018-19) when 2 AS degrees and 59 certificates were awarded. The majority of certificates awarded were certificates of accomplishment.
|Allan Hancock Total||96||59||115||69|
|Emergency Medical Services-125000||Associate of Science (A.S.) degree||4||2||4||2|
|Emergency Medical Services-125000||Certificate requiring 30 to < 60 semester units||1|
|Emergency Medical Services-125000||Certificate requiring 6 to < 18 semester units||62||56||63||51|
|Paramedic-125100||Other Credit Award, < 6 semester units||30||27||16|
The program goal is to provide an educational track for students interested in a career in Emergency Medical Services as a licensed paramedic. This program will follow the guidelines of California Code of regulations of Title 22 Section 9 chapter 4 (Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic) along with obtaining and retaining national accreditation through The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
To provide an opportunity to attend a NREMT (National registered Emergency Medical Technician) Cognitive and Psychomotor exam. Individuals that are successful are required to complete the application process to achieve their nationally registered Paramedic License.
The Allan Hancock College Emergency Medical Services (EMS)Training Program is dedicated to the delivery of quality initial and ongoing education and training to all involved in both the public and private EMS arena. We strive to deliver this education and training in a manner that is conducive to the respectful, impartial and dignified treatment of all students, staff and patients. It is the goal of this training program to create, maintain, and update relative courses that instill compassion, competence, confidence, excellence, and leadership; all skills that shall serve as a foundation to create healthcare providers dedicate to the art of science of delivering high quality emergency medical care and transportation to the sick and injured.
To establish per NHTA and the USDOT the education track that will fulfill the EMT-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. To obtain accreditation with CAAHEP (accredited Paramedic Education Program).
Completion of program application
Criminal background check/fingerprinting
(Y1 or S1)
|EMSP 323||Paramedic Theory 1||6||Fall 1|
|EMSP 324||Paramedic Laboratory1||2||Fall 1|
|EMSP 333||Paramedic Theory 2||4||Fall 1|
|EMSP 334||Paramedic Laboratory 2||2||Fall 1|
|EMS 321||Advanced Cardiac Life Support||1||Fall 1|
|EMS 322||Pediatric Advanced Life Support||1||Fall 1|
|EMS 309||Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support||1||Fall 1|
|EMSP343||Paramedic Clinical Internship||5||Spring 1|
|EMSP 353||Paramedic Field Internship||10-11||Spring 1|
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Votes were certified on 12/14/21
Alan Price · 12/13/21
Margaret Lau · 12/13/21
Robert Cabral · 12/13/21
Maria Clinton · 12/16/21
Harriett Happel · 12/21/21
Josepha Baca · 01/05/22
Debbie Newcomb · 01/03/22
VC has concerns about the impact on an additional program to our region. It could negatively impact Cuesta's and VC's programs and ability to access clinical sites.