Emergency Medical Tech-Paramedic (AS) Public Safety Total Units: 45.0

Term Effective: Fall 2002

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2005

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.


The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program provides technical and practical knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of the California Administrative Code to gain licensure as a paramedic by the California State Emergency Medical Services Authority. Students must be 18 years of age to enter the program.

The EMT-paramedic functions as an extension of the emergency department physician. The paramedic is responsible for the assessment, treatment and stabilization of the sick or injured patient utilizing advanced life support equipment and techniques at the scene of the incident and en-route to the medical facility. Specific responsibilities include: patient interviewing, physical examination, critical decision making, cardiac monitoring and interpretation, defibrillation, intravenous therapy, drug therapy, intervention in emotional crises and advanced airway management.

Employment of EMT-Paramedics by the year 2005 is expected to be above the average growth for all occupations primarily because of the rapidly expanding aging population. Recent surveys show that there is more demand for EMT-Paramedics, who are usually placed as soon as they complete required licensure because of their advanced training and experience.

An Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certificate is also available. More information about the program can be found on the Public Safety Department website.

Certification Note:
Some public safety positions have legal requirements and background qualifications. Certain criminal violations may disqualify a candidate for certification.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Emergency Medical Tech-Paramedic program are:

  • Complete 45.0 units from
    • Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic Core Requirements

Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic Core Requirements - complete 45.00 units
ANAT 58Introduction to Human Anatomy3.00
EMC 110AEmergency Medical Technician - Paramedic16.00
EMC 110BEmergency Medical Technician- Paramedic Clinical8.00
EMC 110CEmergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Field Internship10.00
EMC 104Emergency Medical Technician Basic5.00
EMC 114Basic Arrhythmia Recognition Course2.00
EMC 100Emergency Medical Responder2.00

Program Requirements Notes:

The core requirements must be taken in the order outlined.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


The EMC 270A course also fulfills the Information Learning Resource requirement of the major.

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