LP Research Resources January 21, 2018

National College of Technical Instruction EMS Program

The National College of Technical Instruction offers paramedic programs in several different locations on the west coast. The regional locations in California are located in the cities of San Leandro, Cerritos, Concord, Riverside, Sacramento, San Francisco, Stockton, Burlingame, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Visalia, Weed, Modesto, Buellton, Santa Barbara, Roseville, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Hercules, Auburn, Woodland, San Diego, North Hollywood, and Watsonville.

The Instituation is a subsidiary of American Medical Response (AMR), which headquartered in Colorado.  NCTI is also the largest paramedic and EMS training institute in the entire United States.

Program Information

The paramedic education program schedule begins at different times throughout the year, based on location. Most programs will begin in January or August. During the didactic phase of the program, students will meet two days a week for nine-hour days, taking an hour for lunch. The days of the week depend on the campus. During the clinical portion and students will have rotating schedules depending on the hospital that they are assigned to. The field internship schedule will vary based on location as well. The program takes approximately one year to complete and students must complete the program in less than 18 months.

The National College of Technical Instruction EMS Program credit hours will 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.

Once the training for paramedic program is completed, you will be qualified to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Examination (NREMT).

Program Prerequisites

In order to apply to the program students must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or GED. Prospective students must also have current EMT basic certification. A complete paramedic application packet must be filled out and turned in and students must then pass the HOBET examination for entrance. In addition, students must complete an anatomy and physiology course that is approved by NCTI. It is not required for prospective students to have EMT basic work experience, but it is highly recommended to have from six to 12 months of experience.

Contact Information

For further questions or information you can contact the executive director of the academic programs is Lawson E. Stuart.
His email address is lawson.stuart@emsc.net.  or contact the Institute directly at:

National College of Technical Instruction
333 Sunrise Avenue – Suite 500
Roseville, California 95661

(916) 960-6284
(888)609-6284 (toll free)