Paramedic Preparation

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Available course dates

Course fee: $895 • Nonrefundable: $100


Paramedic education has evolved significantly over the last 10 years. The profession has transitioned from preparing technicians to educating clinicians to provide pre-hospital care. Our profession is more than just memorization. It requires application of the content we teach.

Our prep course is different. We begin with why the information is important to the student, and then how to use the information to succeed as a paramedic student. Our prep course is designed to enhance a student’s ability to succeed in paramedic class. That requires more than just providing content. It requires providing students with the tools they need to be successful.

Through brief lectures, multiple case studies, and critical thinking assignments, students learn how to apply the information to real patient care, and most importantly, how to critically think and problem solve, and that’s what really matters.

Our new Paramedic Prep course will give students the tools to be successful.


To take the Paramedic Prep course, you must have completed EMT training or be currently certified at or above the EMT level. The Paramedic Prep course builds on and does not review EMT materials. Students should have a firm grasp of EMT content to succeed in the course. 


Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets, Essentials package, 9th edition, may be purchased as a reference for this course, however it is not required. The book can be purchased from the publisher, Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Other requirements/CEs

If you successfully complete the course, you can earn 60 hours of instructor-led CEU credit if you are a current EMT or paramedic. The UCLA Center for Prehospital Care is an approved Continuing Education Provider for the California EMS (CEP #19-0307) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP #12416).

This course is mandatory if you are accepted into the UCLA Paramedic Education program.