LP Research Resources February 24, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College Paramedic Academy

Santa Rosa Junior College Paramedic Academy offers EMT training students the necessary courses for certification at the highest level of EMT paramedic. While the main college campus is located in Santa Rosa, the Paramedic Academy is conducted at the Santa Rosa Junior College Public Safety Training Center in Windsor, California. Easily reached off Highway 101, the Training Center opened in 2002. It includes a state of-the-art Emergency Medical Care lab that provides the real life like setting of a hospital emergency room and a scenario community for staging practical EMS exercises.


Program Information

The Santa Rosa Junior College Paramedic Academy is an intensive 1 year program that prepares the student for certification as a paramedic. The paramedic training certification program includes both didactic and clinical skill experiences. It provides high excellence for education in the ability and science of pre-hospital advanced life support EMS care.

The paramedic program offered through Santa Rosa Junior College is designed to be a full time course that lasts 12 months. The program begins (usually) in late August, with the first two semesters as a summer/fall/spring course. These two semesters consist of a didactic portion, laboratory portion, and a clinical phase consisting of an infield internship. Classes are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and consist of eight-hour days.

Semesters two and three are a spring/summer course and consist of the field internship phase. Students will be required to work a minimum of 500 hours under a licensed paramedic that has been approved by the program. During this portion, students can expect to work the typical hours of a paramedic, which may include shifts that last 8, 10, 12, or possibly 24 hours, gaining first hand experience.

The program begins and ends in August and the approximate cost for California residents is $2,900. For non-California residents the cost is $11,400. This does not include the cost for parking, uniforms, licensure, and testing fees.

Once the EMS courses are successfully completed, students will be qualified to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Examination (NREMT).

Program Prerequisites

  • must have a valid driver’s license
  • have a high school diploma or the equivalent
  • must be 18 years of age
  • pass a physical examination (after acceptance into the program)
  • must pass a background check (after acceptance into the program)
  • must have current immunization records
  • must pass drug screening –  and stay drug free
  • must be CA EMT certified prior to entering paramedic program
  • may not have received a dishonorable military discharge
  • must  complete an anatomy and physiology course at an approved location
  • must have successfully completed required math and English courses
  • must hold a current CPR card
  • must complete EMC 109 and EMC 114 equivalent

In addition, six months experience with an EMS provider is highly recommended before entering the paramedic program, but not required.

Additional Information

Individuals interested in Santa Rosa Junior College Paramedic Academy may register and apply online, or pick up an application in person. The application process will include submitting high school transcripts and setting up a student email.  Application deadlines for the upcoming school year are the first of April of each year. Financial aid information is also available during this process.

While the ssuccessful completion of the Academy’s paramedic certificate program does not guarantee licensure or employment, it does provide a quality education which prepares the student to sit for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Examination (NREMT).

The SRJC Academy Paramedic Academy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Contact Information

For more information about the program, the school can be reached toll free at 1-800-564-SRJC or contacting the program director or department administrative assistant at (707) 836-2907. You can also visit or contact the Training Center directly at:

Santa Rosa Junior College Public Safety Training Center
5743 Skylane Boulevard
Windsor, CA 95492-9787
Phone: (707) 837-8843

For questions about SRJC’s Public Safety Training Center you can email at: pstc-info@santarosa.edu.