Paramedic Program

Academic Units Sacramento1 year

Paramedic Program


The mission of the Paramedic Program is to provide excellent and innovative education that prepares paramedics who meet the needs of a diverse community. Our students are prepared for roles as clinicians, advocates, educators and leaders in the changing prehospital health care system. 

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


Time Management

Empathy Teamwork
Self-Motivation Diplomacy
Appearance Respect
Self-Confidence Advocacy
Communication Conscientiousness 


The first section of the program is didactic (NURS 51, NURS 52, NURS 53 and NURS 54), offering students the opportunity to learn ALS practices in relation to paramedicine. Students will master anatomy and physiology, cardiology, respiration, general medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, trauma and neurology.

The second section is a clinical experience (NURS 55) where students are placed in different hospitals around the region. This section offers students the opportunity to practice and hone their skills in preparation for their field internship.


Benefits of the Paramedic Program

  • Receive 30 units of academic credit
  • Certification in BLS, ACLS, PALS, AMLS and ITLS
  • High-fidelity simulation skills practice for all major skill competencies
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) completion certificate through the Sacramento Regional Driver Training Facility
  • Anatomy and physiology dissection lab of a human cadaver
  • Class taught by active paramedics, currently working in the field representing all disciplines


Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time.