The University of Antelope Valley offers a paramedic program that can be completed in as few as six months. After completing the course, a student will be prepared to sit for the National Registry Examination. The program combines classroom instruction, clinical experience, and a field internship.
The paramedic EMT school at Antelope Valley consists of a full time program and a part time one. The full-time curriculum is 3o weeks in length, with classes taking place Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. There are spring, summer and fall semesters available. The part-time curriculum is 48 weeks in length, but takes place only two days per week, 9:00am-6:00pm. With each paramedic EMT course of study, the days can vary. Clinical and field hours will vary.
In order to find out when the next course begins, a form can be filled out on the schools website requesting the information. The course costs approximately $1400 to complete.
- 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
- must pass a background check
- must have current immunization records
- must pass drug screening – and stay drug free
- must be EMT certified with a certificate recognized by the state of CA
- must possess a social security number
- may not have received a dishonorable military discharge
- must have successfully completed specific math, English, anatomy and physiology courses
- must hold a current CPR card
The acceptance process for the paramedic courses requires the prospective student to obtain passing grades on both the basic entrance exam and the EMT exam. Three letters of recommendation are required and one must be from a current or past employer. These letters will need to be provided at the time of the oral interview.
Preferable qualifications include at least three to six months of working as an EMT, certification in ACLS and PALS, and medical terminology course completion.
A successful oral interview will determine the candidates’ acceptance into the program.
Before the first day of classes, a student must provide proof of health examination, a recent physical examination, health care provider level CPR certification, immunization records, TB status, and the required field internship agreement.
For more information you can contact the Paramedic Clinical Coordinator, Travis Fox.
Phone: (661) 726-1911