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Paramedic Students

Paramedic Students

The Moreno Valley College (MVC) Paramedic Program prepares competent, entry-level paramedics and teaches students the advanced skills needed for successful careers in emergency medical response.

MVC offers one full-time Paramedic Program each year which meets Monday – Wednesday and lasts approximately 12 months. The required prep class meets approximately 4 weeks prior to the start of each program.

Applications are accepted up to 3 months prior to the start of each program. The MVC EMS program does not recognize prior learning of a student to obtain advanced placement.

 

Program Certification

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) certifies that the EMS program at MVC has completed an accreditation review and is judged to be in compliance with the nationally-established standards on November 22, 2004 and will be expiring on January 16, 2025. The MVC EMS program is currently in good standing.

CAAHEP Standard II.C. Minimum Expectation

  • To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

To learn more about CAAHEP certification, read: Attention Paramedic Candidates: Is your program CAAHEP accredited?pdf

 

Program Information

Information for Prospective Students

Program Begins: Fall semester of each year

Application submission deadlines:
Applications must be received in the EMS office on June 1 by 4 pm of each year for classes beginning in the fall semester. Applications must be submitted on time to attend the mandatory orientation.

Ben Clark Training Center
EMS Office
16888 Bundy Avenue
Riverside, CA 92518

A completed paramedic application must be on file and positive attendance at the orientation must occur in order to pre-register for the mandatory MVC paramedic prep class.

  • Mandatory orientation for the paramedic program will be on Tuesday, June 22 from 1 - 3pm over Zoom.
  • Mandatory prep class will be on Wednesday, July 14 to Friday, July 16 from 8 am - 6 pm at Ben Clark Training Center.

Read the Program Costs and Gainful Employment Disclosurepdf

Application Requirements

To be considered complete, the application must include copies of the following:

  1. Official transcripts of all schools previously attended.
  2. Current EMT-I card. EMT-I must remain current throughout the program.
  3. Current CPR card. CPR card must be American Heart Association "Healthcare Provider Level."
  4. Verification of High School Diploma or GED.
  5. Verification of age (at least 18 years old). Driver's license is acceptable.
  6. Attach passport size picture to application
  7. Documentation from current and/or previous employer(s) verifying six month full time experience or 1,000 hours of part time work experience as an EMT. At least 50% of this experience must be in the pre-hospital setting. Work experience can be either paid or volunteer experience. The letter(s) must be on official letterhead and signed by an official from that agencies. It needs to list the start date and the total hours worked. If part-time, the monthly or yearly call volume of the area served must also be included. This letter is not a letter of recommendation; it is a verification of experience.
  8. Successful completion (with a "C" or better) of Biology 45 (BIO-45) or equivalent. In-progress enrollment in this course will be accepted but all coursework must be completed and verification submitted prior to the beginning of the paramedic program. A copy of current course enrollment must be submitted for the application to be considered complete. See below for course equivalents at other colleges.

Equivalent Courses for BIO-45

Here are a few equivalent courses that students can take that equate to Moreno Valley College for BIO-45 (formerly known as AMY-10) for the Paramedic program of study:

  • Cerritos College: A&P 120
  • Chaffey College: BIO 424
  • Coastline College: BIO C221
  • Crafton Hills College: ANAT 101
  • Cypress College: BIOL 210C
  • Golden West College: BIOL G221
  • Irvine Valley College: BIOL 121
  • Long Beach City College: ANAT 41
  • Mt San Antonio College: EMS 10 and/or VOC ANA 50
  • Mt San Jacinto College: ANAT 101 & 102 (need both)
  • Orange Coast College: BIOL A221
  • Palomar College: ZOO 145 (do not need ZOO 145L)
  • Saddleback College: BIO 113
  • San Bernardino Valley College: BIOL 155
  • San Diego Mesa College: BIOL 160
  • Santa Ana College: BIOL 149
  • CSU Fullerton: KNES 210

These are just some of the courses that meet our BIO-45 course requirement. The full sequence of anatomy and physiology with labs is usually accepted, but is much more than the requirement. If you require assistance, email mvcevaluations@mvc.edu.

Recommended Courses

We have found that students who have completed the following prerequisites are more successful in the program. While we do not require completion of these courses prior to acceptance into the program, you should understand that our courses are taught with the understanding that you are familiar with the content of these courses.

  • ENG 1A English Composition
  • Medical Terminology

 

View Paramedic Application pdf

 

Licensure Requirement

Graduates of the Moreno Valley College Paramedic program are eligible to apply for licensure with the State of California EMS Authority. The EMS Authority may deny any EMT-P license for occurrences listed in Division 2.5 of the Health and Safety Code section 1798.200. Questions related to licensure should be directed to the State of California EMS Authority.

* Unofficial transcripts or a copy of the enrollment receipt are acceptable to verify BIO-45 requirements. Any official transcripts submitted to the paramedic office will remain and will not qualify for official college transcripts. Official transcripts must be received by the MVC evaluations office prior to the start of the program.

 

Resources

 

Graduation, Attrition, and Employment Rates

MVC Paramedic Program graduation, attrition, and employment rates for 2017-19.

Graduation Rates

Registration Level:

Paramedic

Course Completion Date:

1st Quarter 2017 to 1st Quarter 2020

Training Program:

Moreno Valley College (CA-33002)

Attempted The Exam First Attempt Pass Cumulative Pass Within 3 Attempts Cumulative Pass Within 6 Attempts Failed All 6 Attempts Eligible For Retest Did Not Complete Within 2 Years

69

87%
(60)

96%
(66)

97%
(67)

0%
(0)

3%
(2)

0%
(0)

Graduation Year

2017 2018 2019

Number of graduates attempting the NR exam

22

23

19

Passed on 1st attempt

21

19

17

Passed within 3 attempts

1

2

2

Total Passed

22

21

19

Attrition Rates

Graduation Year

2017 2018 2019

Number starting the program

28

32

31

Dropped for academic

4

6

5

Dropped for personal

2

3

3

Attrition Rates

21.4%

28.1%

25%

Employment Rates

Graduation Year

2017 2018 2019

Number employed

22

21

19

Percentage Employed

100%

100%

100%