Paramedic Program Information

PARAMEDIC PROGRAM mandatory information meeting dates/times for Fall 2019 cohort: 
Please do not attend one of these meetings if you are ONLY interested in the EMT program. 

Monday, November 26, 2018 at 4pm
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 5pm
Monday, January 28, 2019 at 5pm
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5pm

LOCATION: All information meetings are at the John Adams Campus at 1860 Hayes Street (x Masonic) in room 47B. Room changes will be posted on the door of room 47B (ground level). 

NEW! If you are unable to attend one of the above meetings in person, there will be an online live Zoom option! Contact at least 24 hours in advance to receive a login link. 

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