Requirements

EMT-P: Paramedic
Paramedicine is an allied health profession whose specialty is to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care at the Advanced Life Support (ALS) level.  Didactic, clinical and field internships prepare the student to assess and treat a wide variety of medical and traumatic emergencies in the pre-hospital setting.  The knowledge and skills acquired through the program will prepare students to meet the professional responsibilities outlined in the paramedic scope of practice per the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, and to meet certification standards for paramedics as outlined by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).  
The Napa Valley College Paramedic Training Program will prepare students to sit for the NREMT exam for paramedics and for entry-level paramedic work with fire protection districts, private ambulance companies, or other Emergency Medical Services providers.

Prerequisite courses: Units

EMT 95, Emergency Medical Technician Basic (1)
(formerly HEOC 360; with a grade of “B” or better).........6
HEOC 100, Anatomy & Physiology 
(with a grade of “C” or better)....................................... 3
OR
BIOL 218, Human Anatomy 
(with a grade of “C” or better)........... 5   
AND
BIOL 219, Human Physiology 
(with a grade of “C” or better)........... 5

Prerequisite total: 9 – 16 

Required Courses:

first semester  Units
EMT 300, EMT-P (Paramedic) I....... 12
second semester
EMT 301, EMT-P (Paramedic) II....... 12
third semester
EMT 305, EMT-P (Paramedic) Clinical Internship....... 5
fourth semester
EMT 307, EMT-P (Paramedic) Field Internship.......... 10

Certificate total: 39

General Education:
Students who desire an AS degree with a Paramedic major 
will need to complete the following additional General 
Education requirements:
 AREA B: Humanities .....................................3
 AREA C: Social and Behavioral Sciences............3
 AREA D.1: English Composition......  ...............3
 AREA D.2.A: Mathematics for the AS Degree............3
 AREA D.3: Communication & Analytical Thinking.....3
 AREA E: Multicultural/Gender Studies...........3
General Education requirements total... 15 - 18

*A course chosen to satisfy this area may double count for 
one other area of General Education, providing the course 
is listed in that area.

Associate Degree Total Units ................. 63 - 73

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Certificate in Paramedic (EMT-P) 
Training  it is intended that students  will  be  able to:
 Sit for the paramedic National Registry of Emergency 
Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam and become 
accredited as a paramedic, enabling the paramedic to 
be eligible for licensure in the state; 
 Perform competently the roles and responsibilities 
outlined in the paramedic scope of practice (Title 22, 
§100145 (2004)); and, 
 Obtain employment as an entry-level paramedic 
with an EMS agency in the Napa or surrounding 
communities.

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