Paramedic Studies



(805) 289-6430

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Program Purpose: Students who complete the Paramedic Studies Program will be prepared to work as paramedics with specific knowledge of the paramedic profession, proficient skills, sound theoretical rationale, and critical thinking skills which will provide the basis for decision making and success in the workplace. Students will participate in classroom, hospital and field settings. All courses in the program will promote the integration of all aspects of the paramedic industry with critical thinking, competence in oral and written communication and applied math and problem-solving.

Program Description: The Ventura College Paramedic Studies program is the only program fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in Ventura County. Successful completion of the program will allow students to sit for the National Registry licensing examination and then gain employment in the wide range of public and private agencies who incorporate the advanced life support skills of a paramedic into their needs.

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Administrative Assistant: Sabrina Canola-Sanchez
Phone: (805) 289-6585
Location: HSC-111

Department Chair: Thomas O'Connor
Phone: (805) 289-6367
Office: HSC-224 (2nd Floor)

Area Dean: Debbie Newcomb
Phone: (805) 289-6430
Office: MCW-314


      For further information, please click on the links below.  If you have additional questions please call the School of Prehospital and Emergency Medicine at 805-289-6364,
                         or you can reach Thomas O’Connor, Paramedic Program Director at or 805-289-6367.





VC Paramedic Studies Information

VC Paramedic Checklist and Application

Current Health forms are available from the course instructors or the Health Sciences Office. 

Scholarship Opportunities for Paramedic Students

Michael A. DiRaimondo Foundation Scholarship Fund - Deadline to apply is January 26, 2020

Platinum Educational Group Scholarship Program - Deadline to apply is June 1, 2020

Ventura College Foundation Paramedic Scholarship Program - Opens October 2020


Paramedic Studies Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes:


In accordance with CoAEMSP disclosure requirements, the Ventura College Paramedic Program reports the following information on its students:

  • National Registry of EMTs Written and Practical Examination pass rate, 2016-2018: 96.4%
  • Retention rate (percentage of students that graduated from the program), 2016-2018: 77.5%
  • Positive placement (percentage of students employed as paramedics), 2016-2018: 100%


The Ventura College School of Prehospital and Emergency Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445 phone