Emergency Medical Services Programs
COVID-19 Vaccination Required by EMS Programs
Save Lives and Make a Difference
As part of the School of Public Safety, MVC's Emergency Medical Services program trains and educates qualified healthcare professionals. We offer a comprehensive associate degree and certificate program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
MVC's Paramedic Academy prepares competent, entry-level paramedics and teaches students the advanced skills needed for successful careers in emergency medical response. The academy runs once per year and courses are located at our Ben Clark campus. To qualify, students must already have EMT certification.
MVC's Emergency Medical Service program offers continuing education courses for the re-certification, refreshment, and enhancement of the skills and knowledge of EMS professionals in partnership with Riverside Community Education.
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Get started with MVC's EMT program. Call to apply at (951) 791-3504 or email Lelay.Galloway@rivco.org.
Even though Riverside Community College District has lifted its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, EMS programs still require enrolled students to be fully vaccinated to complete clinical and field rotations. These rotations are required in order for you to complete the EMT or paramedic course. Please contact the program director, Mr. Fontaine, at (951) 571-6393 for further questions.
If you have questions about the EMS program, becoming an EMT or paramedic, or need help with things like application, enrollment, or clearing program holds, contact us.
Phone: (951) 571-6395
Fax: (951) 656-7520
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4 pm (September to mid-June) or Monday - Thursday: 7 am - 4 pm (mid-June to September)
Dr. Foster, MD
EMS Program Medical Director
Mr. Bob Fontaine, EMTP
Professor and EMS Director
Dr. Chris Nollette, NRP, LP
Emily Craig, EMTP
A background check is required for all students enrolling in MVC's EMS programs. Riverside Community College District partners with Verified Credentials to manage background check requirements. The background check is completed online through QualifiedFirst®.
- Visit the Verified Credentials website
- Enter the code for the program code above the "Get Started Here!" section
- EMT: JKJWK-64964
- Paramedic: GGYXX-39999
- Create an account.
- Enter all required information and provide any supporting documentation.
- Track your progress, review your information and then submit.
- Information is shared with the EMS program automatically.
For technical support, call 1 (800) 938-6090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Emergency Medical Services program's EMT and Paramedic cadets are required to do Community Service prior to graduation. This is a mandatory part of the EMS Program.
These clinicals are critical in the development of students who value the Affective part of their education as it relates to providing a greater understanding that the profession is service oriented. Professionals must reach out to the community prior to an emergency or life threatening event if we are to truly understand the complex nature of EMS and our communities of interest. Greater sensitivity and compassion goes hand-in-hand with competent medicine and is critical to our success.
Students will participate in toy drives, Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House events, American Heart educational opportunities, reading programs, Festival of Trees, working with local schools, local hospitals and fire departments in disaster drills, setting up first aid stations at various events, career days at high schools, health fairs and benefits, military triage opportunities, and other events that assist our community in learning about us as we learn about the community as a whole.
- EMT cadets must complete 12 hours of Community Service in 4 hour blocks. Pre-Approved by the MVC EMT Lead Faculty.
- Paramedic cadets must complete 72 hours of Community Service in 4 hour blocks over four semesters (18 hours per semester). Pre-Approved by the MVC EMS Director, Bob Fontaine.
All new students entering health care programs have immunization, TB skin test, immunity titer, and physical examination requirements. MVC's Student Health and Psychological Services office can help you meet these needs in a timely, cost effective manner. Book your appointments early, as multiple appointments are usually necessary.
Your FIRST appointment should be for immunization counseling and requires you to bring documentation of all prior immunizations received. Bring your childhood immunization record.
If a two-step TB skin test is required, multiple office visits are needed over at least a 2-week period.
If a TB skin test and an MMR and/or a Varicella immunization are needed, the MMR and Varicella vaccinations must be given on the same day and AFTER the TB skin testing is completed.
Immunization and immunity titer requirements must be completed BEFORE the scheduled physical exam.
All EMS program students must have an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification that stays current throughout the program. Find CPR training classes near you online through the American Heart Association website.
- Paramedic Program Gainful Employment Disclosure
- MVC Paramedic Program Outcomes
- SLO/PLO Assessment Tool for Affective Domain
- NREMT test and passage rate information for EMT and Paramedic students
- American Heart Association
- California EMS Authority
- Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions
- National Association of EMS Educators
- National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
- Riverside County EMS Agency