The Paramedic Program trains students to provide immediate care to the critically ill and injured. Paramedics determine the nature and extent of illness or injury, provide advanced life support, communicate with emergency medical services personnel and transport patients to the hospital. The paramedic program is a highly interactive, fast paced, hands-on experience, requiring student participation. This program meets or exceeds all state and national guidelines for paramedic training, and includes: Anatomy and Physiology, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Providers, Advanced Medical Life Support, International Trauma Life Support, and Geriatric Emergency Medical Services. Students who successfully complete the requirements for this program will be prepared for the Paramedic National Registry examination. The curriculum may also academically prepare the student to transfer to a four-year university to complete a Baccalaureate degree program. Please check with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.
Upon successful completion of this program the student should be able to:
The following are possible career options for the paramedic: ambulance paramedic, firefighter paramedic, private industry paramedic, disaster management team, vocational instructor, search and rescue responder, hospital technician, and emergency room technician.
In order to be admitted to the Paramedic Program, students must be 18 years of age or older and be able to:
Faculty: Eric Smith
Phone: (530) 938-5530
Program Contact: Career and Technical Education
Phone: (530) 938-5512