Paramedic Program


Saddleback College has offered high quality paramedic education since 1988.  The program is full time and is completed in approximately 6.5 months.

PM 220  Didactic and skills

Class Meets Monday-Friday for approximately 12 weeks.

PM 230  Hospital Clinical

Individual 12 hr. shift schedules are followed for approximately 5 weeks.

PM 240  Field Internship

Students are assigned to a local preceptor team for 24-48 hour shifts for approx. 11 weeks.

Program Statistics:  Retention is at 92%, with placement employment at 97%.  Passing the licensing Exam at 1st attempt is 85%, and 98% at subsequent attemps.                                                                                                                                             


Alicia Kirk Barbara Penland
HSHS Program Specialist
Paramedic and EMS Education
(949) 582-4581

Patty Gleed, RN, BSN, MICN Barbara Penland
Professor, Faculty
Emergency Medical Services
(949) 582-4385

Randy Hardick NREMT-P, B.A.Randy Hardick
Department Chair, Program Director
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