Foothill College begins a new Paramedic Program each Fall. Applications are available at the beginning of each year and are due by May 1st.
Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to enter the workforce as competent entry-level Paramedics. Participants have demonstrated successful performance in the cognitive (knowledge), psycomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Graduates are qualified to apply for State and National paramedic licensure.
Apply for the Program
Applications for our Fall cohort will be available at the beginning of each year and are due by May 1st. CLICK HERE to go to the paramedic application page. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Paramedic Program Schedule
This course is designed for students who have worked as EMT's for at least 3 months at full-time capacity.
- During the first quarter, students meet for 8-hour lectures one day a week and 8-hour labs one day a week.
- During the second quarter, students also attend specialty rotations and attend cadaver lab.
- During the third quarter, students meet for lectures and labs.
- During the fourth quarter, students attend ED Clinical rotations.
- In the fifth and sixth quarters, students attend their Field Internship for their final phase of the program. The Field Internship requires between between 480 and 720 hours of patient care, which accounts for the variable length of time in finishing the program.
We make every attempt to maintain this schedule, but in the event of unforseen circumstances, the Program Director reserves the right to make changes.
We are located at the Foothill College Sunnyvale Center, 1070 Innovation Way, Sunnyvale CA 94089.
The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 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
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
About the Paramedic Program
The paramedic program is a rigorous 15 to 18 month. sequence of instruction, with entry in the Fall quarter only. The course work is intense with very detailed and difficult information covered over a brief period of time. It is highly recommended that students arrange their finances, work schedules and personal commitments with careful consideration. We suggest that students work no more than 2-3 days per week while enrolled in the program. In addition to other prerequisites, the program requires students have worked as EMTs for at least 3 months at full-time capacity.
The course is demanding, time consuming and requires a great deal of sacrifice. The ability to multitask, work well in chaos, deal with stress, communicate well, perform tasks quickly, and work well with others is paramount to success.
During the first, second and third quarters, students meet for lectures and labs. The second quarter will also include specialty rotations and a cadaver lab. During the fourth quarter, students will attend ED rotations. In the fifth and sixth quarters, students will attend their Field Internship for their final phase of the program. The Field Internship requires between between 480 and 720 hours of patient care, which accounts for the variable length of time in finishing the program.