Mt. San Antonio College, located in Walnut, California offers paramedic education for residents in southern California. For individuals that are looking for a community college atmosphere for their paramedic training, Mt. San Antonio is a wonderful choice. The college is located inside an urban area, but outside the city population.
The paramedic EMT courses offered through Mt. San Antonio College begin three times a year, in August, January, and April. The curriculum lasts about six months or 29 weeks. The cost of the program is $1014, which does not include the cost of books, material fees, or other supplies.
To be considered for the paramedic education course of study through Mt. San Antonio College, an individual must first meet all of the academic requirements of the college including their standards for admission. In addition, a person must currently be a certified EMT-1 in the state of California. A copy of your card has to be submitted with your application. If your certification will expire within 8 months of starting the program, you must take a refresher course.
With your application, an experience letter must be submitted and written on official stationary from an EMS agency that is recognized. The letter must be signed by the manager/chief/owner and verify completion of at least six months of experience as an EMT basic.
A driver’s license, an ambulance driver’s license, and CPR card will need to be submitted as well. A college application must be filled out and accepted along with the paramedic program application.
Prior to starting the course, applicants must take a college placement examination, which is an assessment of written English, reading, and math.
For more information about the program, contact the Office of Technology and Health at (909) 594-5611 ext 4750.