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Paramedic Schools in California

There are 30 California schools offering paramedic programs. 1,962 students graduated from programs at California paramedic schools in 2010. 1,866 of all these students graduated with certificates and 90 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 1,783 students graduate from programs in this state in paramedicine every year. This accounts for 8% of paramedic students who US schools graduate. Of those, 1,866 students graduated with certificates in paramedicine, 90 with an associate's level degree, and six with a degree at the bachelor's level.

30 paramedic schools are in California. Of these, while three schools are private, 27 schools are public. Tuition at a private paramedic school varies from $10,453 to $25,221.

Average tuition for paramedic programs is $21,690. While the lowest tuition in California is at the University of Antelope Valley, the highest tuition for programs in paramedicine, which is $25,221 each year, is at Pacific Union College.

California paramedic schools offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees. No paramedic students at the undergraduate level sought masters level degrees.

Paramedic Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,783 students graduate from programs in this state in paramedicine every year. This accounts for 8% of paramedic students who US schools graduate. Of those, 1,866 students graduated with certificates in paramedicine, 90 with an associate's level degree, and six with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Paramedic Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 1947
  • Certificate 2007: 2024
  • Certificate 2008: 1493
  • Certificate 2009: 2402
  • Certificate 2010: 1866
  • Associate 2006: 78
  • Associate 2007: 93
  • Associate 2008: 106
  • Associate 2009: 84
  • Associate 2010: 90
  • Bachelor 2006: 2
  • Bachelor 2007: 9
  • Bachelor 2008: 5
  • Bachelor 2009: 5
  • Bachelor 2010: 6

Paramedic Program Availability in California

Schools in California offer a total of 51 paramedic programs. Of these programs, close to 54.9% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level and the bachelors level.

Paramedic Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 28
  • Associate: 22
  • Bachelor: 1

Career Trends

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Salary by Percentile

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Salary by Percentile

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21210
  • 25th Percentile: 24570
  • Median: 31780
  • 75th Percentile: 43500
  • 90th Percentile: 58480

Career Trends

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Employment Trend

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Employment Trend

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 25360
  • Median Salary 2007: 26620
  • Median Salary 2008: 27090
  • Median Salary 2009: 31050
  • Median Salary 2010: 31780
  • Total Employed 2006: 11920
  • Total Employed 2007: 12950
  • Total Employed 2008: 13220
  • Total Employed 2009: 14790
  • Total Employed 2010: 15220

California vs National Paramedic Employment

California vs National Paramedic Employment

  • Employed in California: 6.863% (15220)

Paramedic Schools in California

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1. Columbia College

11600 Columbia College Dr
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 588-5100

Columbia College is located in town of Sonora, California. This school offers two paramedic programs. Out of those, this small school offers students one paramedic certificate and one paramedic degree at the associate's level. This liberal arts college is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in California. In terms of programs, this school is the seventh largest institution in the state of California offering paramedicine.

2. Skyline College

3300 College Dr
San Bruno, CA 94066-1698
(650) 738-4100

Skyline College offers one program in paramedicine and it is located in the suburbs of San Bruno, California. Overall, 9,912 students pursue degrees in 81 Skyline College programs.

3. The University of Antelope Valley

44055 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 726-1911x125

The University of Antelope Valley is in the suburbs of Lancaster, California and Antelope Valley offers one program in paramedicine.

4. Mt Diablo Adult Education

1266 San Carlos Ave.
Concord, CA 94518-1102
(925) 685-7340x0

Mt Diablo Adult Education is in the suburbs of Concord, California and it offers one program in paramedicine. It is a public institution.

5. Victor Valley College

18422 Bear Valley Rd
Victorville, CA 92395-5850
(760) 245-4271x2225

Victor Valley College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Victorville, CA. It offers two paramedic programs. More specifically, it offers students one paramedic certificate and one degree at the associate's level in paramedicine. This public college is a public 2-year institution.

6. El Camino College - Compton Center

1111 East Artesia Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221-5393
(310) 900-1600

El Camino College-Compton Center offers two paramedic programs. Specifically, students are offered one paramedic certificate by this school and one degree at the associate's level in paramedicine. This vocational school is near the center of the city. 8,729 students pursue degrees in 63 programs at this school, overall. It is the ninth biggest institution in the state of California offering paramedicine in terms of programs.

7. The College of the Siskiyous

800 College Ave
Weed, CA 96094-2899
(530) 938-5555

The College of the Siskiyous, which is very close to Weed, California, is in a rural setting. It offers two paramedic programs. Of those, students are offered one paramedic certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in paramedicine. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the sixth largest institution in the state of California offering paramedicine.

8. Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350
(909) 558-1000

Loma Linda University is located in the suburbs of Loma Linda, California and it offers one program in paramedicine. It is a 4-year institution. LLU is the oldest institution in the state of California offering paramedic programs.

9. Crafton Hills College

11711 Sand Canyon Road
Yucaipa, CA 92399-1799
(909) 794-2161

Crafton Hills College is located in Yucaipa, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two paramedic programs. Of those, it offers students one paramedic certificate and one associate's level paramedicine degree. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this college is the eighth largest institution in the state of California offering paramedicine.

10. City College of San Francisco

50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112-1898
(415) 239-3000

City College of San Francisco is near the center of the city. This college offers two programs in paramedicine. More specifically, it offers one paramedic certificate to students and one associate's level paramedicine degree. 32,966 students seek degrees in 154 programs at this college, overall. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of California offering paramedicine in terms of programs.

11. Moreno Valley College

16130 Lasselle St
Moreno Valley, CA 92551
(951) 571-6100

Moreno Valley College is a public 2-year institution. It is in Moreno Valley, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers 29 certificates and 23 degrees at the associates level to students. 10,684 students pursued degrees from the 29 programs at this college in 2010. It offers subjects such as language, physician assisting, and emergency management. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

12. Ventura College

4667 Telegraph Rd
Ventura, CA 93003-3872
(805) 654-6400

Ventura College is in the center of Ventura. It offers two paramedic programs. Of those, it offers one paramedic certificate to students and one associate's level paramedicine degree. 13,711 students seek degrees in 97 Ventura College programs, overall.

13. The El Camino Community College District

16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90506
(310) 532-3670

The El Camino Community College District is in the suburbs of Torrance, California. This college offers two programs in paramedicine. Out of those, it offers one paramedic certificate to students and one paramedic degree at the associate's level. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

14. East Los Angeles College

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
(323) 265-8650

East Los Angeles College offers one program in paramedicine and this college, which is near the center of the city, is in Monterey Park, CA. It is a public 2-year institution. This public college is the tenth oldest institution in the state of California offering paramedic programs.

15. Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 222-8000x8979

Riverside City College offers two programs in paramedicine. Specifically, students are offered one paramedic certificate by it and one associate's level degree in paramedicine. This college is 1.4 miles from the center of the city. It is a public 2-year institution. This community college ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

16. American River College

4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA 95841-4286
(916) 484-8011

American River College is in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. This college offers two paramedic programs. Specifically, this community college offers one certificate in paramedicine to students and one degree at the associate's level in paramedicine. This college is a public 2-year institution. This college is the second biggest institution in the state of California offering paramedicine.

17. Modesto Junior College

435 College Ave
Modesto, CA 95350-5800
(209) 575-6550

Modesto Junior College is near the heart of downtown and it offers one paramedic program. Overall, 18,492 students pursue degrees in 154 programs at this school. This school is the fourth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in paramedicine.

18. Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299
(619) 482-6550

Southwestern College is in the suburbs of Chula Vista, California. It offers two programs in paramedicine. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in paramedicine by it and one associate's level paramedicine degree. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the tenth largest institution in the state of California offering paramedicine.

19. Napa Valley College

2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy
Napa, CA 94558-6236
(707) 253-3000

Napa Valley College is near the heart of downtown. This college offers two paramedic programs. Of those, this college offers students one paramedic certificate and one degree at the associate's level in paramedicine. It is a public 2-year institution.

20. Pacific Union College

One Angwin Ave
Angwin, CA 94508-9707
(707) 965-6313

Pacific Union College, which is very close to Angwin, California, is in a rural area and PUC offers one program in paramedicine. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution. This school is the oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in paramedicine.

21. Allan Hancock College

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966

Allan Hancock College, which is 0.9 miles from the center of the city, is located in Santa Maria, CA. This college offers two paramedic programs. Specifically, this college offers students one certificate in paramedicine and one paramedic degree at the associate's level. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

22. Saddleback College

28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3635
(949) 582-4500

Saddleback College is in the suburbs of Mission Viejo, California. It offers two programs in paramedicine. Specifically, it offers one certificate in paramedicine to students and one paramedic degree at the associate's level. 24,793 students seek degrees in 170 programs at this college, overall.

23. Barstow Community College

2700 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 252-2411

Barstow Community College is a public 2-year institution. It is located in Barstow, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers students 23 certificates and 22 degrees at the associates level. 2,757 students sought degrees from the 23 programs at this community college in 2010. This mid-sized college offers subjects including EMT, cosmetology, and nursing assisting. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this community college. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

24. Butte College

3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965-8399
(530) 895-2511

Butte College offers two programs in paramedicine. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in paramedicine by it and one paramedic degree at the associate's level. It is in Oroville, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. 13,293 students seek degrees in 122 Butte College programs, overall.

25. Foothill College

12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7777

Foothill College is located in the suburbs of Los Altos Hills, California. It offers two programs in paramedicine. More specifically, this large school offers students one certificate in paramedicine and one associate's level paramedicine degree. This school is a public 2-year institution.

26. Palomar College

1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, CA 92069-1487
(760) 744-1150

Palomar College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in San Marcos, CA. It offers two programs in paramedicine. Of those, students are offered one certificate in paramedicine by it and one paramedic degree at the associate's level. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

27. Cuesta College

Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
(805) 546-3100x3946

Cuesta College, which is very close to San Luis Obispo, California, is located in a rural area and this school offers one paramedic program. 11,335 students seek degrees in 133 programs at this large school, overall.

28. Imperial Valley College

380 E. Aten Road
Imperial, CA 92251-0158
(760) 352-8320

Imperial Valley College, which is just a few miles from Imperial, is located in a rural area. It offers two paramedic programs. Out of those, it offers one paramedic certificate to students and one associate's level paramedicine degree. This public school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

29. Mt. San Antonio College

1100 N Grand Ave
Walnut, CA 91789-1399
(909) 594-5611

Mt. San Antonio College is located in the suburbs of Walnut, California. This college offers two paramedic programs. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in paramedicine by it and one associate's level paramedicine degree. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this community college ranks fourth in the state of California.

30. Cosumnes River College

8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823-5799
(916) 688-7344

Cosumnes River College, which is 9.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Sacramento, CA and it offers one program in paramedicine. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

31. Santa Rosa Junior College

1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395
(707) 527-4011

Santa Rosa Junior College is near the heart of downtown. This college offers two programs in paramedicine. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in paramedicine by this college and one associate's level paramedicine degree. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

32. Los Medanos College

2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 439-2181

Los Medanos College is located in the suburbs of Pittsburg, California. It offers two programs in paramedicine. Out of those, it offers students one paramedic certificate and one paramedic degree at the associate's level. Overall, 9,738 students seek degrees in 68 Los Medanos College programs.

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