Reasons to Take Our Program

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Reasons to Take Our Program

Become a Paramedic in One Year

At Sacramento State, we have the most clinical and field provider agency contracts of any accredited paramedic program. If your goal is to be a paramedic in a year, we are your program. We have had many students who finish in a year or less.

Results Are Indisputable

Our students consistently rank higher than national averages when taking the National Registry Exam.

National Registry pass rates both programmatic and nationally are as follows:

2013
Program pass rate: 89%
National pass rate: 87%

2014
Program pass rate: 86%
National pass rate: 87%

2015
Program pass rate: 89%
National pass rate: 86%

The First and Only Program to Offer California State University Credit

We are the first and only California State University campus to offer a paramedic program. Students will receive 30 transferable academic credits upon successful completion of the program.   

The Most Comprehensive Program Offered in the State

Our Paramedic Program offers students a balance of both the theoretical knowledge and applied skills needed to be a successful and competent paramedic. The applied skills learning opportunities include:

Human Cadaver Lab: In partnership with the UC Davis School of Medicine’s body donation program and the Sacramento County Coroner’s office, students attend a four-hour human cadaver dissection lab as well as a tour of the coroner’s office.

EVOC: In partnership with the Sacramento Regional Driver training facility, students are trained and receive a certification in Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC). This is a highly desirable qualification when applying for employment as a paramedic.

High-Fidelity Simulation Lab: In partnership with Sacramento State School of Nursing Simulation Learning Center, students train in a state-of-the-art simulation lab with high-fidelity mannequins that mimic live human responses.

All Certifications Included with Tuition: American Heart Association CPR, ACLS, PALS, ITLS and AMLS are all taught during the course.

TERT: In partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), students are sent to Anniston, Alabama (after didactic and before clinical) as a cohort to attend the 40-hour Technical Emergency Response Training (TERT) class. 

We Pledge to Match Your Commitment with Our Commitment

We pledge to commit our resources, facilities and efforts toward your success. You will find we are equally committed to your success as you are to completing your education. All instructors are licensed, employed paramedics working in the field and enjoy what they do. They are invested in your success and use their everyday experiences in the field to better prepare you for the paramedic profession.