EMT / Paramedic EMT / Paramedic

EMT / Paramedic


Due to COVID-19 all Paramedic applications must be submitted by MAIL to the address indicated in the application packet. 

Applications open February 1, 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester. Applications will continue to be accepted until all spots are filled.

About Us

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and the North Coast Paramedic Program are designed to train you to respond safely in emergency medical situations. Upon completion, you will be prepared to become certified.

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Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician program is a 1-semester program designed to train individuals to respond safely in emergency medical situations. Program content consists of theory and skills on life-support measures, the use of medical emergency equipment and supplies, and an ambulance module. Job opportunities are in hospital emergency rooms, ambulance companies, and other health care agencies. The EMT course is offered each Fall and Spring semesters based on open enrollment.

Register for course HO 159.

A refresher course is also offered each one to two years to assist EMT's in maintaining current certification. For additional information about these courses contact CR's Workforce and Community & Economic Development Programs.

Important Information

  • Must be 18 years of age to be eligible for State certification.
  • May take State certification exam within two years of successful course completion.
  • A 10-panel urine drug screen is required 30 days before the beginning of your clinical experience. Positive results mean you cannot attend clinical per clinical agency contract. Inability to attend clinical will result in being dismissed from the course. 

Important Information

  • Applicants must be a High School Graduate or general education equivalent, hold current EMT certificate, and valid basic life support card.
  • Criminal Background check and livescan fingerprint background check is required.
  • Physical Exam and proof of immunizations completed during the first 5 weeks of the fall semester
  • Program begins in the fall. Field Experience begins the following summer.
See more information in the program application. 


The North Coast Paramedic Program builds on the knowledge and skills gained as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The program provides comprehensive study of pre-hospital emergency care that meets State of California requirements for a Paramedic license and prepares students to sit for the National Registry paramedic exam.

The 33-unit program, only available to people who already are EMT-1 certified, and have submitted an application to the Public Safety Training Center, will run fall/spring semesters with a summer/fall internship. For the convenience of those who are working full-time, the class for fall and spring semesters will be held on Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30p.m. 

The Paramedic Program is intended as a structured course of study that cannot be divided into separate component parts.  Therefore, no advanced placement, credit for experiential learning, or transfer credit is available.

California Employment Statistics



Median Wage with an Associate’s Degree

Projected Job Growth


Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook 2018-2028

 fast Fact

12 of the 20 fastest growing occupations are in healthcare.

Contact Us

Public Safety Training Center

Michael Perkins, Director

 Esmeralda Ramirez, Administrative Office Coordinator

Email: Police-Academy@Redwoods.edu

 Kerry Mayer, Interim Vice President of Instruction

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