Health and Emergency Services

Non-credit Courses

American Heart Association Certification Courses


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.


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. 

Non-credit Courses Sacramento9 weeks

Emergency Medical Technician Course


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.

Non-credit Courses Sacramento1 day

National Registry Paramedic Scenario Psychomotor Examination

National Registry Paramedic Scenario Psychomotor Examination

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

Paramedic candidates will be tested on a total of six skills. Five skills from the traditional NRP Psychomotor Examination (Patient Assessment – Trauma, Dynamic Cardiology, Static Cardiology, Oral Station Case A, Oral Station Case B) will be tested, with the addition of an Integrated Out-Of-Hospital Scenario.

Academic Units Sacramento1 year

Paramedic Program


The Paramedic Program is designed for individuals looking to further their career in emergency medical services. As a paramedic, you will provide advanced emergency on-scene treatment as well as patient care and transportation, serving as the link from the scene into the health care system. Our students are prepared for roles as clinicians, advocates, educators and leaders in the changing prehospital health care system.

We are proud to be the first and only California State University campus to offer a paramedic program.

Program Overview Hybrid1 year

Hybrid Paramedic Program


The next hybrid paramedic cohort will start in January 2025. The application will be available on this webpage in August 2024.

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. 

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.