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PLEASE NOTE: Beginning fall 2019, students are required to bring a current American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR Card to the first day of class to remain enrolled in the Emergency Medical Technician Program (for CPR classes scheduled in your area, visit www.heart.org). Due to clinical facility requirements, students must be 18 years old by the first day of class and will be asked to show proof. There are no exceptions. 


The purpose of the Emergency Medical Technician Program is to provide students with the practical knowledge and skills to be prepared for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification examination.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) functions as an entry-level emergency healthcare team member and provider of emergency care. Upon successful completion of this one semester program, the student will be prepared for the two part National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification examination (providing all other requirements are met and the student is at least 18 years of age at the time of the examination). A current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR card, evidence of current health insurance, and clearance of background check, and drug screening is required prior to clinical rotations and for continued enrollment in the course. Formerly HS M24. 

*It is highly recommended that the program's textbook, Prehospital Emergency Care (11th edition) by Joseph Mistovich & Keith Karren, be brought to the 1st class meeting.*   


Moorpark College is proud to announce the first Paramedic Studies Program class beginning on April 17, 2023. The Paramedic Studies Program will include classroom lectures from professional clinical faculty, hands-on skills labs with real-world scenarios, field trips to several key locations for prehospital care, guest lecturers from partner agencies and departments, and exceptional clinical experience at leading healthcare facilities.

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Students who complete the Paramedic Program will acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the core professional responsibilities of a paramedic as a prehospital care provider, including the assessment and triage of emergent, urgent, and non-urgent prehospital medical care. Applies basic and advanced knowledge and skills necessary to determine patient physiologic, psychological, and psycho-social needs. Covers administration of medications, interpretation, and use of diagnostic findings to implement prehospital patient treatment, facilitate referrals and/or access to a higher level of care. 

For more info on degrees, certificates, and courses offered, click on the College Catalog button above.


Coordinator/EMT Director: John Everlove