Emergency Medical Technology

Paramedic Program Sequence

Paramedic Program Prerequisites

Course Title Units
EMS 61 or EMS 30 Emergency Medical Responder 3 units
EMS 81 or EMS 20 Emergency Medical Technician 6.5 units
BIO 50 Anatomy and Physiology 4 units
EMS 62 Medical Terminology 3 units

To enroll in the Paramedic Course Sequence, students must meet all pre-requisites. Students may petition pre-requisites (use form below) if they have taken equivalent coursework at another institution. Petitions should be submitted with supporting documentation including transcripts to the Dean of Academic Services.

To enroll in the Paramedic Course Sequence, students must also be currently certified as an EMT with the State of California (EMT registration with NREMT does not substitute for certification as an EMT with the State of California); and possess a current AHA BCLS CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent. Students who have not completed EMS 81 or 20, but are currently certified as an EMT, may petition the EMS 61/30 and EMS 81/20 prerequisites. Petitions (use form below) should be submitted with supporting documentation including copies of current certifications to the Dean of Academic Services.

Students must also meet all immunization requirements; be 18 years of age of older; and be able to successfully pass a criminal history background investigation and drug screening administered by Verified Credentials at www.verifiedcredentials.com.

Paramedic Course Sequence

Fall 2016

Course Title Units
EMS 10 Paramedic Theory 1 6 units
EMS 12 Paramedic Lab 1 4 units

Spring 2017

Course Title Units
EMS 11 Paramedic Theory 2 6 units
EMS 13 Paramedic Lab 2 4 units

Summer 2017

Course Title Units
EMS 14 Paramedic Clinical Practicum 6 units

Fall 2017

Course Title Units
EMS 15 Paramedic Field Internship 10 to 13 units
Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Las Positas Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program.

Emergency Medical
Services (EMS) -
EMT Paramedic

Nan Ho
Dean of Academic Services
Math, Science, Engineering, & Public Safety
925.424.1182

Ron Johansen
Fire Service Technology
Program Coordinator
925.424.1177

Sebastian Wong
Paramedic & EMT
Program Director
925-424-1000 X 2046 (voice message only)


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