Paramedic Program Application Process

Admission to the paramedic program requires a combination of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification and previous emergency response experience. Therefore it is necessary to obtain coursework and experience prior to entering the program.


  • High School Diploma or equivalency.
  • Current California EMT License.
  • Current basic life Support (CPR) card. This card must be an American Heart Association "Healthcare Provider". This card must be valid throughout the duration of the class you are applying.
  • One year of full time verified work experience as an EMT on an emergency response vehicle, such as a fire engine or private ambulance. Only signed and dated letters written on department/company letterhead will be considered.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to include letters of recommendation from employers, coworkers, and/or instructors. A maximum of three letters are accepted.
  • A resume is not required but may be submitted with the application. Do not attach copies of certificates. If you wish to mention certificates, please include them in your resume.
  • Unsigned letters will not be considered.
  • Please staple application packet in top left corner. Do not place in a report cover.
  • The following academic preparation is strongly recommended:


Recommended Courses Units
HSC 201 - Medical Terminology 3
HSC 217 - Cardiac Dysrhythmias 2
EMT 219 - Paramedic Preparation 4


Future Classes Application Due Dates Start Date
Class 76 Sept. 4, 2015 Early January 2016
Class 77 April 1, 2016 Late August 2016
Class 78 January 6, 2017 Mid April 2017


 Paramedic Application for admission in 2017 due January 6, 2017 by 5pm.

Complete and submit application to:
EMS Education
Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Pkwy.
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

*Note EMT-courses are available through Saddleback College through its Health Science and Human Services Division.