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.
Students will receive hands-on learning through a High-Fidelity Simulation Lab, which includes high-fidelity mannequins that mimic live human responses.
Certification courses including: ACLS, PALS, AMLS, and ITLS.
Students will have the unique opportunity to participate in an anatomical dissection of a human cadaver.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive 30 units of transferrable academic credit.
All of our instructors are currently working in the field as full-time Professional Firefighter/Paramedics, Private Ambulance Paramedics, Flight Paramedics, Nurses and Physician Assistants, serving as great resources for our students.
We have a full-time administrative staff dedicated to answering your questions and assisting students throughout the program.
This program is designed for experienced EMTs who are recommended by their agency.
The program is divided into three parts:
The Didactic or “classroom” portion that consists of 21 weeks. This takes place both virtually and at our physical location (4931 Arnold Ave, McClellan, Ca 95652)
The Clinical Internship or “Hospital time.” This involves 144 hours in an Emergency Department (ER).
The Field Internship is performed with an ALS transporting agency. This field internship consists of 480 hours minimum with a maximum allowed or 780 hours.
During the Didactic phase, students will participate weekly in a variety of classroom settings. These settings include actual classroom presence and multimedia participation through live or recorded lectures or other online mediums. On average, you will be required to attend class at least once a week. Classes will be scheduled either Tuesdays and/or Thursdays depending on students’ needs. Classroom time will include reading assignment validations through Q&A as well as practical skills applications. Didactic time will also be used to obtain certification in ACLS, PALS, AMLS and ITLS. Learning milestones will be validated by weekly online quizzes and six module exams taken in the classroom during the program. Class will conclude with a written and manipulative final exam.
Once the didactic portion of the class has been successfully completed, students will continue on with the Clinical Internship, a 144-hour ER experience. Attendance is mandatory, flexible and, depending on the ER, is scheduled around the student’s availability. This clinical time is then followed by your Field Internship of no less than 480 hours with an approved preceptor. As part of the qualification for the hybrid program, students will have already secured an agency to provide the Field Internship and preceptor.
Two years of EMT experience in an ALS 911 “transporting” agency. This requirement is non-negotiable.
Sponsorship letter from an agency (may be the agency you work for or a different agency you choose) stating they will provide a field internship to you upon successful completion of didactic and clinical
If you do not use your agency for your field internship, we require a letter of recommendation from your agency (this will need to state that your agency approves and encourages your participation in the program)
TEAS test score (no minimum score required)
Interview with members from our leadership team
07/15/2020 - All online applications are due by midnight. Your TEAS score must also be submitted by midnight.
07/29/2020 - Interview session (mandatory). Business casual attire.
09/8/2020 - First day of instruction.
Test of Essential Academic Skill (TEAS)
The TEAS exam may be taken anywhere that it is offered (it does not have to be taken at Sac State). TEAS exams fill up quickly — if you plan to take it at Sac State, plan ahead as they fill up months in advance. To learn more about the TEAS exam and how to register for an exam at Sac State click here. The TEAS exam serves as our entrance exam. You’ll want to select the TEAS for Nursing students exam when registering for the exam through ATI.
At this time, Sacramento State is not offering any TEAS exams. Please check back after summer whenever campus reopens to onsite operations – we have no plans to conduct virtual testing at this time due to COVID-19. We encourage paramedic applicants to look on the ATI Testing website for alternate testing locations.
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. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements.
The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements is available by contacting the program.
The Paramedic Program is approved by the Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services Agency and the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority. It is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
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