Why College of the Siskiyous with NCTI for Paramedic School??

  • Affordable
  • First time pass rates on the NREMT above 96%, 100% overall pass rate
  • 40 College units
  • 1 year program
  • Starts end of October – great for seasonal fire fighters!!
  • GUARANTEED internships!
  • Financial Aid available to those who qualify
  • Great equipment to use for training
  • Top rate instructors
  • Fully accredited Paramedic Program
  • Program Outcomes: NREMT Pass Rates, Course completion Rates, Employment Numbers

The student who completes the Paramedic program will have the ability to provide immediate care to critically ill and injured patients. Paramedics determine the nature and extent of illness or injury, provide advanced life support, and communicate patient’s condition to medical personnel at the hospital.

Admission to the Paramedic program is limited. Students must contact the Career and Technical Education Department at (530) 938-5512 to receive enrollment information.

Upon successful completion of this 40-unit paramedic program, the student will be prepared to take the Paramedic National Registry examination.


Program Requirements

Certificate: Paramedic
Course Units
EMS 0954 – Paramedic 1A – Theory (Didactic) 12
EMS 0955 – Paramedic 1B – Theory (Didactic) 14
EMS 0956 – Paramedic II – Clinical (Hospital) 4
EMS 0957 – Paramedic III – Field Internship (Ambulance) 10
Total Required Units 40


By completing general education requirements and electives, a student can earn an Associate of Science degree.

Program Enrollment Requirements:

Students must be 18 years of age or older. Strongly recommend 1 to 2 years of EMT experience.

  • Provide documentation of current EMT and CPR for the Professional certifications. These cards must be current throughout the program.
  • Successfully complete with a “C” or better, MATH 0830 (Pre-Algebra) and ENGL 0896 (Basic Writing Skills) or place above those two classes through assessment test scores.
  • Submit proof of high school graduation. (Copy of diploma, GED, or high school transcripts. Transcripts must show a graduation date.)
  • Students must contact the Career and Technical Education Department, (530) 938-5512, to receive a permit to register.
  • Pass a physical examination using DMV form.
  • Obtain mandatory immunizations for the program: tetanus/diphtheria (within last five years), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) hepatitis B, and varicella positive immunity. Evidence of a negative PPD (tuberculosis) or chest x-ray and flu vaccine.
  • Obtain malpractice insurance through NCTI.
  • Purchase materials such as uniforms, books, manuals, supplies, insurance, preceptor costs, examination fees.
  • Spend several additional hours per week beyond the scheduled class and lab times independently studying and practicing procedures.
  • Work evenings, night shifts, and weekends as scheduled in clinical facilities.
  • Participate in a very intensive field internship following the completion of EMS 0956 requiring 24-hour availability several times per week for two to six consecutive months.
  • Provide own transportation to College of the Siskiyous, Weed campus, hospitals and ambulance companies throughout the northern California area.
  • Recommended: Anatomy and Physiology

Personal Characteristics:

  • ability to compile information
  • ability to learn and understand procedures
  • ability to visualize objects from pictures, drawings, and descriptions
  • ability to work with accuracy
  • average physical coordination
  • ability to work well with people
  • ability to make judgments using experience
  • ability to work under stress from having to deal with emergency situations and with people who are injured, ill, or in a state of shock

Work Environment:

  • indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather
  • employees usually work in teams of two on rotating shifts
  • overtime may be required at times
  • physical ability to do heavy lifting
  • ability to complete paperwork, go over checklist, and check equipment on a regular basis

Certificate Opportunities:

  • Paramedic Certificate


The COS paramedic program, operated by National College of Technical Institution (NCTI), received accreditation through the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in October 2003 and renewal in 2008 and 2012.

Program in partnership with NCTI- largest paramedic education in country. http://ncti.edu/

The following link provides information regarding the National Registry examination and licensure process http://nremt.org/.

For more information about pass rates please go to http://www.emsa.ca.gov/.


Program Contact
Career and Technical Education Department
Phone: (530) 938-5512
Email: cteinfo@siskiyous.edu