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Paramedic Certificate Program

***WestMed College is no longer enrolling into their current programs***

Unfortunate emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to create demand for EMTs and paramedics. If you’re interested in a career that saves lives, being a paramedic may be your calling.

About the Program

  • 18 months to complete
  • Prepares you to apply for National Registry Certification and subsequent state licensure as a paramedic
  • Focuses on essential skills of para-medicine
  • Prepares you for an entry-level position in healthcare
  • Meets or exceeds the requirements set forth in the State of California and Safety Code, Title 22, and conforms to the National Standard Paramedic Curriculum formulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Working EMTs are encouraged to apply to advance in the field

In the Paramedic Program, you will learn in three phases:

  • Didactic learning in the classroom
  • Clinical training in an emergency medical setting with a preceptor
  • A 480-hour field internship with a Private Ambulance Service and/or Fire Service (ALS Unit) with a preceptor

You will develop expertise in the theory and application of basic and advanced life support and gain knowledge of the human mind and body. With continuing education and on-the-job training, you can progress in your field or transfer those skills to other similar professions.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the scope of practice provided by the state, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Department of Transportation
  • Promote personal health and well-being
  • Practice utilizing the guidelines of regulatory, legal, and ethical boards
  • Demonstrate emergency assessment and management skills and health promotion through prevention programs

Paramedic Responsibilities:

  • First responders for patient care
  • Pre-hospital treatment
  • Patient assessments
  • Medication administration

Work Environment:

  • Fire departments
  • Private ambulance companies
  • Hospitals
  • Local government agencies

Opportunities for Career Advancement:

  • Pursue a healthcare training program for advancement into a variety of healthcare fields, including: RN, LVN, or a suitable graduate program.

For more information:

Contact us to request more information.

How to Request a Transcript

Transcripts are $15 per official transcript. There is a separate $30 charge for two-day rush delivery.

Download the Transcript Request Form found to the right of this page under Related Downloads

Submit transcript request form to Angelica Cazarez by e-mail to acazarez@westmedcollege.edu

Please mail payment in the form of check or money order to:

National University
Finance: Carla Estrada
11355 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

(no credit card payments)

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