Paramedic Program Information

The paramedic program at CCSF provides didactic instruction, clinical experience and field internships to assist students in developing the theoretical and technical skills consistent with the goals and objectives of the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and the 1999 U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. The program takes approximately 18 months to complete and consists of over 700 hours of didactic instruction, at least 160 hours of clinical hospital internship and at least 480 hours of field internship. This program complies with the regulations set forth in the California code of regulations (CCR), Division 9, Title 22, Chapter 4 and the Standards and Guidelines of the Commission on Accreditation for EMS Education Programs (CoAEMSP accreditation number 600218). Upon successful completion of the CCSF Paramedic Program, students will receive a course completion certificate and be eligible to take the National Registry Examination and apply for California State licensure as an EMT-Paramedic.

Programs Offered


(NOTE: EMT 104 and EMTP 120 will be offered in both Spring and Fall semesters and open for students who have already completed EMT 100 or an equivalent EMT basic program. Proof of EMT course completion will be required on the first day of class.)

SPRING/FALL every year: Prerequisite courses

EMTP 120: Paramedic Theory-Human Systems
EMT 104: Advanced Skills for EMS Providers (may be taken as a co-requisite during the first semester of the Paramedic Program)



EMTP 121: Paramedic Theory-Roles and Responsibilities of the Paramedic
EMTP 122: Paramedic Theory-Drugs, IV and Airway
EMTP 123: Paramedic Theory -Trauma
EMTP 124: Paramedic Theory -Trauma certification
EMTP 125: Paramedic Theory-Cardiac


EMTP 126: Paramedic Theory-Endocrine/Nervous systems
EMTP 127: Paramedic Theory-Special/Abdominal
EMTP 128: Paramedic Theory-Reproduction/Pediatrics
EMTP 129: Paramedic Theory-Special Systems


EMTP 130: Clinical and Field Internship