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Updated: March 09, 2016

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Be a Hero. Be a Paramedic.

You now have more opportunities to apply for the Foothill College Paramedic Program. The next deadline to apply has been extended to November 30, 2015 for the Spring 2016 program.

Foothill’s program produces paramedics with outstanding clinical abilities who provide a high level of compassionate patient care that is thoughtful and intelligent in its approach. Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll earn either the associate in science degree or certificate of achievement, depending upon the option you choose.

Only 30 students are accepted to the program. Applications are now accepted twice each year:

  • November 15, 2015, is the deadline to submit the application and be considered for admission to the Spring 2016 program, which begins April 4, 2016.
  • May 1, 2016, is the deadline to submit the application and be considered for admission to the Fall 2016 program, which begins September 26, 2016.

The popular program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level paramedic job. Upon successful completion of the the 15- to 18-month program, you’ll be prepared to work at various emergency medical agencies, such as ambulance services, fire agencies, fixed and rotary wing operations, and hospital emergency departments. You’ll also be qualified to apply for paramedic state licensure. 

Accreditation Matters

The Foothill College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professionals (CoAEMSP). Additionally, Foothill College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This organization is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education

To download the application packet, visit For more program information, call or e-mail Program Coordinator Charlie McKellar at (650) 949-6955 or

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