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Paramedicine is an allied health specialty whose practitioners respond to emergencies before a patient reaches a hospital, rendering basic and advanced medical treatment before and during transport to a medical facility. Classroom, clinical and field internship training prepares paramedics to assess and treat a wide variety of medical emergencies. The knowledge, skills and experience gained through the 12-month paramedic program allows students to meet the responsibilities outlined in the Department of Transportation’s Emergency Medical Services Education Standards.

The goal of the ARC program is to prepare individuals to render pre-hospital advanced life support within an organized Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system.

Program Student Results/Outcomes and Positive Placement Data

  • 2016-2018 National Registry Written - Cognitive Exam Results 100% (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians)
  • 2016-2018 National Registry Psychomotor - Skills Exam Results 100% (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians)
  • 2015-2017 Program Retention Average 84.3% (Los Rios District Registration & Roster database)
  • Positive Placement Indicators 100% working in the industry or related industry. (California Community College Chancellor's office Launchboard database Gold Star awards)

The American River College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoEMSP)


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