Paramedic Program

paramedic-using-stethoscope.jpgThe paramedic profession offers an exciting career for both men and women. Personal goals and dreams of a career in public service can be realized through the Paramedic Education Program. As the official provider of Paramedic Education for Orange County, Saddleback College provides the education necessary to develop competent paramedics and provides for the continuing development of the student as an individual.

The Paramedic Program requires a combination of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) licensure and a minimum of one year emergency response experience; therefore, it is necessary to obtain such coursework and experience prior to entering the program. For more information on the EMT-P program, click the application process link on the left side of this page.



Victoria Orlich
HSHS Program Specialist
Paramedic and EMS Education
(949) 582-4581

Barbara Penland, M.A., R.N. Barbara Penland
Professor, Paramedic
Emergency Medical Services
(949) 582-4385

Randy Hardick NREMT-P, B.A.Randy Hardick
Department Chair
Emergency Medical Services
(949) 582-4819




The Saddleback 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).

To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL. 33756

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