EMSTA College has a paramedic curriculum program that offers students the necessary courses for certification at the EMT-Basic level on through to paramedic.
EMSTA is located in Santee, in southern California. The campus is located just off the San Vincente Freeway, not far from Shadow Hills Park. The programs offered through EMSTA have been accredited through CAAHEP since Nov. of 2007.
The paramedic training certification program includes both didactic and clinical skill experiences. The paramedic program provides high excellence for education in the ability and science of pre-hospital advanced life support EMS care.
The education and training offered through the college consists of 1249 training hours. This includes 340 hours didactic, 220 hours of skills and labs, 160 hours clinical experience that takes place at a hospital, and 529 hours in a field internship.
The EMT courses are offered mornings (9 am-1 pm) and an evening class (6 pm- 9pm). Recently EMSTA has added a third scheduled time for their EMT course. The school’s June EMT schedule will also include an afternoon class from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. This is in response to the increasing need for EMT classes. EMSTA College also offers Phlebotomy, Paramedic Classes, and CPR Classes during the summer.
The EMT-Basic courses are 8 weeks, 16 and/or are offered as night classes. The EMT-basic course is 140 hours, including clinical experience and is open to the public. The courses currently cost $1,000, which includes all class cost materials.
The first part of the paramedic education courses or didactic phase meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 am to 5 pm. On Thursdays, students will either meet with a mentor, attend lab, or a ride along from 9 am to 3 pm. The course takes 11 months to complete; a 1,249 hr. course consisting of classroom instruction, skills lab, clinical hours (hospital experience), and field internship components. Upon completion a course completion certificate will be given.
Subjects on the courses include: Anatomy and physiology, principles of microbiology, theory of patient assessment, management and operations assessment, theory of paramedic essentials to include airway management and ventilation, medical, OB/GYN, neonatal, behavior and trauma emergencies, and emergency medical services operations.
The paramedic courses begin in January and the total cost of the program including books is $11,000. There is financial aid and payment plan options to help students pay for the program.
The EMSTA College Paramedic School conforms to California Law, Title 22, Article 3, Section 100148 of the Health and Safety Code, allowing you to receive and accredited education. Once the EMS program is completed, you will be qualified to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Examination (NREMT).
EMSTA College has several online courses that are necessary for EMT and paramedic certification. This allows you to take some of the required courses online, when other classroom instruction cannot fit your current time constraints.
When submitting for an interview to enroll in the EMT paramedic courses, the following items will be required:
1. A copy of your high school diploma or GED
2. Current Resume
3. EMT-B Certification
4. CPR certification at the health care provider level
5. Proof of at least one year of experience as an EMT
6. SLE test score of 20 or above
7. Completed Paramedic prep course
8. Completed anatomy and physiology course
9. Social Security Card and Driver’s license, DMV ambulance driver’s license, and Medical Examiner certificate (firefighters exempt)
After being accepted into the training program, prospective students must submit a background check and drug screening through emstabackgroundcheck.com. In addition, a complete application must be filled out and two letters of recommendation must be provided to the school. Students must supply proof of vaccinations along with current medical insurance information as well. These include:
- Annual tuberculosis screening: Mantoux tuberculosis test or if positive, Health Departments guidelines for follow up.
- Positive titer to MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) or vaccination against same or a physician’s statement of disease concerning MMR.
- Varicella immunity (chicken pox).
- Immunizations: Tetanus immunization within the past 5 years.
- Vaccine/immunity Hepatitis B is recommended.
- Seasonal Flu vaccination
- H1N1 vaccination
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