Paramedic Program Information

PARAMEDIC PROGRAM information meetings will all be ONLINE using Zoom. Complete this Paramedic intormation meeting registration form to attend.

Entrance testing is held each April for the fall semester cohort.  

Contact the John Adams administrative office 415-561-1900 for more information on the 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 is a hybrid course offered in both Spring and Fall semesters and is 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 this course.

SPRING/FALL every year

BIOL 106: Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 units)
EMT 104: Advanced Skills for EMS Providers (4 units)

Other recommended preparation: EMT 105 or ECGT 101 (or other ECG interpretation course)



EMTP 121: Introduction to EMS (3 units)
EMTP 122: Pharmacology and Ventilatory Management (3 units)
EMTP 123: Trauma Emergencies (3 units)
EMTP 124: Trauma certification (2 units)
EMTP 125: Cardiorespiratory Emergencies (4 units)


EMTP 126: Neuroendocrine Emergencies (3 units)
EMTP 127: Medical Emergencies (3 units)
EMTP 128: OB, GYN & Pediatric Emergencies (4 units)
EMTP 129: Special Populations, EMS Operations (4 units)


EMTP 130A: Paramedic Clinical Education (7 units)


EMTP 130B: Field Internship (8 units)