2019-2020 Spring Edition 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedic Associate of Science

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The Paramedic program is designed to prepare the student for licensure as a Paramedic. It is an intense, full-time program consisting of lecture, skills lab, clinical practice, and field internship. Students must possess a current CPR-Health Care Provider Card and are also required to have a current EMT license and one-year recent work experience. Students must have or purchase malpractice insurance prior to taking PM 230 *.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate entry level skills for a variety of roles at the entry-level as a Paramedic.
  • Demonstrate sufficient preparation to pass the NREMT-P.
  • Apply skills in didactic, psycho-motor, and affective domains needed to perform the duties as a Paramedic in the community.
  • Complete the FISDAP Paramedic National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Advanced Level Paramedic Exam preparation.

Total Units for the Major: 33.5

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

†A minimum grade of “B” is required.

Associate of Science Degree

Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.


The Saddleback Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CAAHEP:
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL. 33756
www.caahep.org(link is external)

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8845
FAX (214) 703-8992

The Saddleback College Paramedic Program is also regulated by the following outside agencies for accreditation and/or licensure requirements:

  • California Code of Regulations
    Title 22, Social Security
    Division 9. Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services
    Chapter 4. Paramedic
  • Orange County EMS Policies

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