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Bakersfield College

Paramedics

About the Program

The Bakersfield College Paramedic Education Program is accredited by the  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Successful completion of the program qualifies students for licensure testing with the National Registry of EMT’s as an EMT-Paramedic in the State of California.

The Program is divided into three phases: didactic, clinical and field training. The program is comprised of no less than 1090 hours.

The required minimum hourly breakdown is as follows:

  • 450 didactic hours (390 didactic/classroom hours, 60 didactic skills lab hours)
  • 160 clinical hours
  • 480 field training hours (approximately forty 12-hour shifts)

Upon successful completion of the Paramedic Program, students are eligible to take the National Registry EMT-P examination for licensure as a Paramedic.

Pass Rates

National Registry of EMTs Paramedic Written Examination Results

Outcomes:
2019 Graduates: Retention Rate 94.4%
2019 National Registry Paramedic First Time Pass Rate 94.1%
2019 Percent of Grads Positive Employment Placement 94.1%

New! Certificate of Achievement & Associate of Science Degree

Who is eligible for a Certificate of Achievement (COA) in Paramedics?

Past completers of the Bakersfield College Paramedic program with good standing and possession of a current National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic Certificate OR the State of California Paramedic License. (or equivalent)

How can I apply for a Certificate of Achievement (COA) in Paramedics?

Collect the following documents for submission:

  • Copy of Certificate of Completion from the Bakersfield College Paramedic Program (if you need a copy please contact Karen Mattox).
  • Letter of Approval from the Bakersfield College Paramedic Program Director, Jana Richardson. This document can be requested from Karen Mattox at the KCCD- District Office.
  • Provide a copy of current National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic Certificate OR the State of California Paramedic License or equivalent.
  • Completed Application

Submit documents (mail or hand deliver) to Dominica Rivera-Dominguez at:

Bakersfield College
Attn: Dominica Rivera-Dominguez (FACE 16)
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661)-395-4316

Who is eligible for an Associates of Science (AS) Degree in Paramedics?

Awarded a Certificate of Achievement (COA) from the Bakersfield College’s Paramedic Program and successful completion of all general education courses for the Paramedic Associate of Science Degree.

How can I apply for the Associate of Science (AS) Degree in Paramedics?

Meet with Dominica Rivera-Dominguez for review of general education courses and complete a Graduation Candidacy Application (pdf).