College Credit & CEUs

Through a relationship between the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care (CPC) and two Los Angeles community colleges, students who successfully complete some of our programs are eligible to receive academic credit.

  • Paramedic Education Program
  • Paramedic Preparation Course

Enrollment for College Credit

To be eligible for academic credit, students in our Paramedic program must also be enrolled in West Los Angeles College (WLAC). Enrollment is accomplished by completing a WLAC Enrollment Application and Add Permit. This process can be completed while in attendance here at the Center for Prehospital Care.

Designated dates for WLAC enrollment for college credit purposes will be announced in each class. Students must not miss the enrollment date as students have only one opportunity to complete the Enrollment Application and Course Card in class.

College credit for our Paramedic Preparation and Emergency Medical Technician courses is also administered through West L.A. College. Enrollment for college credit is handled in class.

Enrollment Issues

Any student that previously enrolled in any of the Los Angeles Community College District's 9 colleges and has a "Fees Due" designation on their record will not have the application for academic units processed by WLAC until any accounting issues are resolved. In the event of such a circumstance, the student will be notified by the WLAC Administrative Assistant via telephone or email. Any discrepancy must be resolved within 10 business days of notification in order to maintain a student's eligibility for academic credit.

WLAC Withdrawal Policy

Students may withdraw from a course by completing a form at the West Los Angeles College Admissions Office by the published date. Students withdrawing from a course prior to this date will receive a full refund of their WLAC service fee for the course(s).


Upon the successful completion of an eligible course, UCLA will submit grade information to WLAC. Official transcripts will be available from WLAC approximately 60 days after the completion of the course. Eligible students can request their official WLAC transcripts by submitting an official request to WLAC.

  • Via Web Site: Visit the WLAC web site for specific instructions on how to request and pay for WLAC transcripts
  • Via Mail:
    Admissions and Records, Attn: Transcripts
    West Los Angeles College
    9000 Overland Avenue
    Culver City, CA 90230

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

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). Continuing education credit is available for most courses. The number of continuing education (CE) hours and objectives for a course are available upon request.