Crafton Hills College has an EMT paramedic training program that offers students the necessary courses for certification at the EMT-Basic level on through to EMT paramedic.
Crafton Hills College is located in Yucaipa, California, which is just north of Los Angeles. The campus can be reached off I-10 and is located on Sand Canyon Road. Maps of the campus and parking instructions are available on the school’s website.
Crafton Hills College offers two choices of EMT paramedic training programs each year. For students that wish to enter a full time program, the course begins in August and runs for 10 months. These courses meets four days a week, Monday through Thursday and classes start at 9 am and run until 6 pm. The part time EMT education courses begin in January and lasts for one year. Classes meet three days a week, Tuesday through Thursday, from 9 am to 6 pm.
Courses will include costs such as registration fees, books, uniforms, certification fees, and the cost of a background check. Other fees may apply.
EMT training (EMT-Basic) requirements:
- All students must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be able to pass the physical requirements
A minimum grade of “C” (which is considered 80% or higher) must be obtained during all course work related to Emergency Medical Services.
For paramedic training all students must:
- Possess a reading level of 12th grade or higher
- Maintain a Math proficiency level of 10th grade or higher
- Complete a written EMT-Basic competency of 80 percent or higher
- Complete a written anatomy & physiology competency of 80 percent or higher
- Exhibit Oral judgment of simulated field situations of 80 percent or higher
- Be eligible to be licensed/accredited by a state and local EMS agency
- Have current immunization records
- Pass and possess a current physical record (dated within one year)
The process for entrance into the EMT paramedic training program consists of three parts. The first step is to complete the application for the program, which can be found online at the school’s website.
Along with the application, the following paperwork will need to be submitted:
A copy of current EMT Basic certification card, official letterhead documenting at least six months full time experience or 1000 hours of part time experience working as an EMT basic, copy of high school diploma, official transcripts documenting completion of approved anatomy and physiology courses, a medical clearance form, and records of all vaccinations.
After completing the application, prospective students will be contacted to take the entrance examinations. Both portions of the test will have to be passed to be considered for the paramedic program. The final step is the selection process, which will consist of an oral interview.
An Associate of Science Degree for Emergency Medical Services requires an individual to successfully complete a minimum of 33 units (the course requirements). A minimum grade of “C” (which is considered 80% or higher) must be obtained during all EMT paramedic training degree course work.
The Dean of the paramedic program is June Yamamoto. She can be reached by phone at (909) 389-3252 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.