Health and Emergency Services

Overview

Health and Emergency Services

Job Outlook

Healthcare will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry, largely in response to rapid growth in the elderly population.

Non-credit Courses

American Heart Association Certification Courses

Overview

CCE is recognized as an American Heart Association (AHA) Authorized Training Center. Sacramento State is the first campus in the CSU system to earn this approval, allowing us to offer AHA classes on a regular basis. To see a schedule of our current classes, please click on the “Register Now” pod.

Please note that all scheduled AHA classes have been suspended for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We will reopen registration for our classes once we have confirmed dates for the new CPR classes.

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AHA Disclaimer

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA. 

Overview

Associate Degree in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(ADN to BSN) Collaborative

Overview

The ADN to BSN Collaborative program is designed to advance the associate degree RN to the next level in the profession, preparing BSN nurses for professional leadership roles in society. 

The program provides a seamless transition for students who want to complete an Associate Degree in Nursing and then continue to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education and School of Nursing have partnered with the following community colleges to develop and deliver this innovative program:

Non-credit Courses Sacramento9 weeks

Emergency Medical Technician Course

Overview

Summer EMT classes are now open for registration. The format of the classes have changed drastically, so it is highly encouraged that students review the new guidelines under the “Register online here!” tab prior to registering for the class.

In this nine week course, students will receive basic life support training skills needed to become a certified EMT. The classroom structure is divided into lecture and lab time where students get a hands-on learning experience to practice rescue scenario skills.

Course Listing

EMT Courses

We typically offer the course in January, April, June and October each year.

Spotlight

What Our Alumni Said

“I really appreciate what the program has done for me. After completing the EMT program, I was able to work two jobs: one as an onsite medic, and another as an ALS right here in Sacramento.

I am now in medical school in the top of my class, in many leadership positions, and looking to pursue a career in surgery. Keep doing what you are doing. You all are making a difference in people’s lives.”

Davis Ewbank, Emergency Medical Technician Courses

Non-credit Courses Sacramento1 day

National Registry Paramedic Scenario Psychomotor Examination

National Registry Paramedic Scenario Psychomotor Examination

Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak our April NREMT prep class and exam, as well as our May NREMT prep class and exam, are canceled. We are anticipating holding our next exam on June 18 and will notify any students who register for the exam if anything changes.

The College of Continuing Education is proud to offer the National Registry Paramedic (NRP) Scenario Psychomotor Examination once a month.

Academic Units Sacramento1 year

Paramedic Program

Overview

Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our paramedic programs have been postponed. Therefore, at this time, we do not have confirmed dates for when our next cohort will begin. We will keep our applications for the program open if students wish to apply for our upcoming cohort with the understanding that start dates are unknown. We will update our website with more information once we have confirmed dates for the next upcoming program.

Video Produced by Jessica Jarrety

Derek Parker: Battalion Chief, Trainer & Sac State Hornet

Derek Parker: Battalion Chief, Trainer & Sac State Hornet

Battalion Chief Derek Parker of the Sacramento Fire Department was the driving force behind the Sacramento State Paramedic Program, started in 2009. Chief Parker was the program’s first director and in this second video explains how the students’ extensive training improved their proficiency and made the program one of the finest in California.

Program Overview Hybrid1 year

Hybrid Paramedic Program

Overview

The Hybrid Paramedic program requires different qualifications from the standard Paramedic Program. Please read the Requirements tab below to see if you qualify for this program. 

Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our paramedic programs have been postponed. Therefore, at this time, we do not have confirmed dates for when our next cohort will begin. We will keep our applications for the program open if students wish to apply for our upcoming cohort with the understanding that start dates are unknown. We will update our website with more information once we have confirmed dates for the next upcoming program.

The Hybrid Paramedic Program is designed to accommodate full-time EMS employees who want to obtain a paramedic certification with accommodations for their work schedule.

Students complete a substantial portion of their education through reading and additional self-guided means, then reinforce the reading by attending class less frequently than a traditional program.

We believe in creating an environment in which faculty and students pursue the knowledge of prehospital care guided by our core values.

Overview

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Overview

All campus events are currently cancelled to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please check back after our campus reopens for new in-person exam dates. We have no plans to conduct virtual testing at this time.

Location and Room

All exams will be held in Lab 1006 or 1008 in Napa Hall.