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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic impacting student placement in Clinical Rotations and Field Internships, Las Positas College is not offering a Fall 2022 Academy.
If You are interested in the Fall 2023 Paramedic Academy, please provide information in the form link below.
We continue to offer the following EMS Training courses and Paramedic Academy pre-requisites:
EMS 30 Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
EMS 20 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
EMS 62 Medical Terminology
BIO 50 Anatomy & Physiology
The Paramedic Academy at Las Positas College is a for-credit college course program. College credit is offered and the course will satisfy the requirements for academic credit towards an associate degree in EMS or a Certificate of Achievement through Las Positas College. As a course approved by the State Chancellor’s Office, Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. The costs of the program will be charged at $46.00 per unit and there are materials and lab fees of approximately $900.00 for single-use lab supplies, uniforms, hospital scrubs, ACLS, PALS/PEPP, PHTLS, TECC, and AMLS course certification and provider cards, and fees for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) paramedic licensing testing. Transport ambulance providers that maintain an educational affiliation agreement with Las Positas College to provide Field Internship training may also charge a fee ranging from $1,500.00 to $3,000.00 that is the responsibility of the student.
The estimated total cost of the Program ranges from $3,682.00 to $5,682.00.
Upon successful completion of the Las Positas College Paramedic Academy, including the didactic course, clinical skills lab course, clinical rotation, and field internship components, students are eligible for the Paramedic licensing examination with the NREMT.
The Academy prepares individuals to become competent entry-level paramedics. The program at Las Positas College is an 18-month, special admissions program.
As a Special Admissions 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 Academy 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.
For more information please contact:
Pass/Fail data provided by National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).
The Las Positas College Paramedic Training Program has been approved by the California State EMS Authority and the local EMS Agency, Alameda County EMS Agency.
The Las Positas College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This accreditation is initial and expires on March 31, 2022.
To contact CAAHEP:
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088