EMT-P Paramedic: AS Degree

Paramedicine is an allied health profession whose specialty is to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care at the Advanced Life Support (ALS) level. Didactic, clinical and field internships prepare the student to assess and treat a wide variety of medical and traumatic emergencies in the pre-hospital setting. The knowledge and skills acquired through the program will prepare students to meet the professional responsibilities outlined in the paramedic scope of practice per the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, and to meet certification standards for paramedics as outlined by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

The Napa Valley College Paramedic Training Program will prepare students to sit for the NREMT exam for paramedics and for entry level paramedic work with fire protection districts, private ambulance companies, or other Emergency Medical Services providers.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Sit for the paramedic National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam and become accredited as a paramedic, enabling the paramedic to be eligible for licensure in the State .
  2. Perform competently the roles and responsibilities outlined in the paramedic scope of practice (Title 22, §100145 (2004).
  3. Obtain employment as an entry-level paramedic with an EMS agency in the Napa or surrounding communities.
Degree  Requirements
Prerequisite Courses
2000 hours of EMT work experience
EMT-95Emergency Medical Technician (Basic)7
HEOC-100Basic Anatomy & Physiology3-10
or BIOL-218
Human Anatomy
and Human Physiology
Total Units10-17
Required Courses
EMT-310EMT-Paramedic I (Didactic)24
EMT-311EMT-Paramedic II (Clinical & Field Internship)16
Total Units40

To receive an Associate Degree, students must complete 60 degree applicable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Students must also complete the NVC General Education pattern to earn an Associate degree. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.