Emergency Medical Services
Paramedic Program Sequence
Paramedic Program Prerequisites
|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.
Paramedic Course Sequence
|EMS 10||Paramedic Theory 1||6 units|
|EMS 12||Paramedic Lab 1||4 units|
|EMS 11||Paramedic Theory 2||6 units|
|EMS 13||Paramedic Lab 2||4 units|
|EMS 14||Paramedic Clinical Practicum||6 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.
Passing the California Paramedic Licensing examination administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is required at the conclusion of the program in order to work in California as a paramedic.
For more information please contact:
Dean of Academic Services
Math, Science, Engineering, & Public Safety
Fire Service Technology
Paramedic & EMT
This is a new program beginning Fall 2017; there is currently no data for passage rates. Passage rates will be posted after the first cohort has completed the program.