Paramedic Program Information

PARAMEDIC PROGRAM mandatory information meetings for Fall 2020 will begin in August 2019. If you were unable to attend an information session for the Fall 2019 semester, please contact Entrance testing is held each April for the fall semester cohort.  

Contact or the John Adams administrative office 415-561-1900 for more information on the Fall 2019 application process. 

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. The program takes approximately 18 months to complete and consists of over 700 hours of didactic and laboratory 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 of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on advice of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (Program #600218). Upon successful completion of the CCSF Paramedic Program, students will receive a course completion certificate and be eligible to take the National Registry Advanced Level Examination and apply for California State licensure as a Paramedic.

Programs Offered


EMT 104 and EMTP 120 are offered in both Spring and Fall semesters and are open to students who have already completed EMT 100 or an equivalent EMT basic program. If you took EMT at another institution, please follow the Prerequisite Challenge process to enroll in these courses.

SPRING/FALL every year: Prerequisite courses

EMTP 120: Human Systems and Patient Assessment 
EMT 104: Advanced Skills for EMS Providers 
Other recommended preparation: EMT 105 (ECG Interpretation for EMS)



EMTP 121: Introduction to EMS
EMTP 122: Pharmacology and Ventilatory Management
EMTP 123: Trauma Emergencies
EMTP 124: Trauma certification
EMTP 125: Cardiorespiratory Emergencies


EMTP 126: Neuroendocrine Emergencies
EMTP 127: Medical Emergencies
EMTP 128: OB, GYN & Pediatric Emergencies
EMTP 129: Special Populations, EMS Operations


EMTP 130: Clinical and Field Internship