Paramedic Studies Program


 


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.


Professor, Thomas O'Connor

Questions? 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 thomas_oconnor2@vcccd.edu or 805-289-6367.

 


Paramedic Applicants

VC Paramedic Studies Information

VC Paramedic Checklist and Application

Cost Estimate


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

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Paramedic Program Outcomes CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcomes measured annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2018. 

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 92.9%

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as 'Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military'. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program. 

The most recent retention rate was 78.9%.


    Accreditation

    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
    www.caahep.org

    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
    www.coaemsp.org