Frequent Questions About the EMS Program
The office is located at Ben Clark Training Center:
School of Public Safety Building
20629 11th Street
Riverside, CA 92518
The class schedule can be found online on MVC's class schedule page.
The uniform vendor is: P&P Uniform Store, 21790 Van Buren Building 7 Suite 102 Riverside, CA 92518.
You must have an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Level CPR card that remains current throughout the program. To register for a training class, visit the American Heart Association website.
EMT Program Questions
You must first meet the limitations:
- You must be 18 years of age.
- Apply to the Moreno Valley College and complete mandatory Moreno Valley College placement, orientation and counseling.
- Attend the EMT orientation and bring the following blank forms to the orientation.
- Department approval is given the day after the last EMT orientation. After approval is received, student must wait for their college assigned registration date and time to register for courses through WebAdvisor.
- You must have an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Level CPR certification that remains throughout the program in order to register.
- EMS 50 and 51 must be registered concurrently.
Orientation dates and times are available in the class schedule. You may also call our information line at (951) 571-6395. Online orientation is also available. You only need to attend one in-person orientation OR successfully complete the online orientation once.
If attending an in-person orientation, you must bring your Student ID number, items for note taking and all blank forms.
- Tuition= 8.5 units at $46 / unit= $391.
- Uniform= $400 (+ any alteration costs)
- Books= $215
- Background check = $48
- Additional immunization verification / physical exam fees
- All costs are approximate and are subject to change
Yes, EMT cadets are required to wear a uniform. Cadets must be in full uniform by the second class session. The uniform consists of one blue uniform shirt, one uniform pant, two uniform t-shirts, on set of blue epilates, one belt, one pair of boots and one silver nameplate.
You are only allowed to miss 16 hours of the EMT course. Any absences totaling more than 16 hours will permit dismissal from the program.
Yes. EMS 50 and EMS 51 require concurrent enrollment.
EMS 51 is the time you will spend in the hospitals and out on the ambulance. This time is scheduled once you are in the class by our clinical coordinator. It is scheduled outside of class time. Please make sure you are flexible when meeting this requirement.
Paramedic Program Questions
Applications are available online on the Paramedic Academy page.
Applications must be received in the EMS office by August 1, no later than 4 pm. Applications received after the deadline will be held for a period of sixteen (16) weeks.
The paramedic program is approximately one year in length. We are a part-time program that meets half a day on Monday's and two full (12 hour) days on Tuesday and Wednesday. The content and the academic rigor of the MVC EMS Academy has not changed but the longer hours allows cadets to continue working at their public or private job sites while attending class.
The prerequisites are as follows:
- A current EMT-1 card
- A current CPR card (AHA Healthcare Provider level)
- A drivers license or proof of age of 18 or older
- Written verification from employer of one year and 2000 hours work experience (50% of hours must be pre-hospital)
- AMY-10 (or equivalent)
Approximate costs are as follows:
- $46/unit at 49.5 units= $2,277.00
- The specialty courses are approximately $360
- The books are approximately $500
- The uniforms are approximately $520
- The paramedic prep class is approximately $300
- Background check approximately $65
- Additional fees for health immunization verification/physical exam
- Other fees may apply and are subject to change
The program is 49.5 units.
Admittance to the paramedic program is by application only. Once your completed application is submitted, the office will send out a letter instructing you to attend an orientation. At the orientation, you will be asked to attend a prep class. The prep class will help determine placement into the paramedic program. At the end of the prep class, you will be notified of your standing. Registration procedures will be explained at the end of the prep class.
The orientation date/time will be announced in a letter sent to you a week after the application deadline.
The Paramedic Prep class is one week long - 40 hours and will be placed in the college catalog after approval from the department and curriculum committee. At the orientation, you will be informed on when the prep class is, and what is involved in taking the prep class.
Yes, paramedic program students must wear a uniform at all times by the start of the program. The uniform package consists of:
- 1 complete uniform set (1 shirt w/ red epilates, 1 pant, 1 t-shirt, 1 belt, boots)
- 3 extra shirts
- 2 extra pants
- 4 extra t-shirts