ABOUT THE CAREER:
Paramedicine is an allied health specialty whose practitioners, Emergency Medical Technicians-EMT/ Paramedics, respond to a variety of emergencies before a patient reaches a hospital. Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics render basic and advanced medical treatment before and during transport to a medical facility. Classroom, clinical and field internship training prepares students to assess and treat a wide variety of medical and traumatic emergencies. The knowledge, skills and experience gained through the EMT and Paramedic programs allows students to meet the responsibilities outlined in the National Standard Training Curriculum.
Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics continue to be in short supply around the country. Department of Labor Statistics suggests continued high demand past 2015. Public agencies as well as private employers are now providing hiring incentives to recruit program graduates.
A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM:
The EMS programs prepare students for certification (EMTBasic) and Licensure (Paramedic) following the National Standard Curricula. Paramedic students can also complete their Associates Degree in Paramedicine.
The paramedic program requires students to pay for additional supplies including uniforms, immunizations, medical liability, health screen, and background checks. Please check the program website for current fees.
APPLICATION AND ENROLLMENT:
Please check the ARC website (www.arc.losrios.edu) under programs of study for the most current application and enrollment information.
DEGREE AND LICENSURE:
All program graduates are prepared to certify (EMT) or license (paramedic) with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Once registered with the NREMT graduates enjoy reciprocity in more than 40 states.
WHY AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE?:
American River College (ARC) is part of the Los Rios Community College District. ARC opened its doors as California's 61st public junior college in 1955. At more than 38,000 students, American River College is among the largest community colleges in the state, and is looked upon as a leader in innovative programs and services. It transfers more students to UC Davis and CSU Sacramento than any other community college. ARC has a complete department of skilled career counselors to help students succeed in college. They are available to provide information about admissions and degree requirements, financial aid opportunities and student services, including tutoring assistance.
To obtain additional information about educational programs in healthcare or the requirements to attend American River College, visit www.arc.losrios.edu or call the Health Education Office at 916.484.8902. Compliance Statement/Nondiscrimination American River College - in compliance with Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendment and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act - does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical handicaps in any of its policies, programs or activities, including admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services.