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Paramedic Academy

Become a Paramedic

Moreno Valley College's paramedic program is designed for students who are interested in providing prehospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients. Students will be prepared for State Board Licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician and/or Paramedic.

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Programs of Study

  • A
    Associate Degree
  • T
    Transfer Degree
  • C
    Credit Certificate
  • N
  • Limited Enrollment
    Limited Enrollment
  • Online Options Available
    Online Options


Associate of Science and Certificate

  • A
  • C
  • Limited Enrollment

This program prepares individuals, under the remote supervision of physicians, to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies in prehospital settings and to supervise ambulance personnel. This includes instruction in basic, intermediate, and advanced EMS procedures; emergency surgical procedures; medical triage; rescue operations; crisis scene management and personal supervision; equipment operation and maintenance; patient stabilization, monitoring, and care; drug administration; identification and preliminary diagnosis of disease and injuries; communication and computer operations; basic anatomy, physiology, pathology, and toxicology; and professional standards and regulations.

This program has limited enrollment and candidates must complete an application and fulfill eligibility requirements.

Program Code



49.5 Units

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Why choose emergency medical services?

Being a paramedic means you provide integral medical care during what is often the most stressful time of a patient's life. As a paramedic, you have the opportunity to save lives, keep patients calm, make a difference during emergencies, and shape your community for the better. Emergency medical care is a growing, in-demand field and you will have guaranteed job opportunities.

What You'll Learn

  • How to analyze medical and psycho-social strategies while diagnosing and treating illnesses or injuries.
  • How to Perform assessments and treatments that show integration of modern technology and current treatment protocols.
  • How to evaluate complex medical and emergency conditions and implement emergency scene management strategies.
  • How to defend the use of active listening and communication skills so as to render empathetic, respectful, and compassionate patient care and foster constructive relationships with fellow emergency services workers.

Why Choose MVC

Moreno Valley College's School of Public Safety offers some of the region's largest public safety education and training programs at the Ben Clark Training Center campus.

The Emergency Medical Services EMT and Paramedic programs are fully accredited and recognized, meet and exceed national standards, and readily prepare students for careers in the emergency medical services fields.