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Absolute Safety Training, Inc :: Paramedical Training

Paramedic Training in California

The AST Paramedic Program is a Nationally Accredited Paramedic Training Program.  Our California paramedic school is structured for the working adult looking to become a paramedic for job advancement or as a career change.


California Paramedic TrainingThe AST Paramedic Program is a Nationally Accredited Paramedic Training Program leading to National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) licensure.  Our paramedic school is structured for the working adult looking to become a paramedic for job advancement or as a career change.  Paramedic schools in the California EMS system all teach the Department of Transportation National Paramedic Curriculum. 

What sets the AST Paramedic Program apart is the delivery of that curriculum and the support services provided to students desirous of becoming a paramedic.  The Anatomy and Physiology requirement is met through concurrent instruction.  Clinical rotations during the theoretical instruction segment of the paramedic training program meets the needs of the adult learner for the learn-see-do process. 

Instruction takes place on Fridays and Saturdays and a few Sundays.  Working paramedics support classroom instruction during skills labs and a counselor is on site for psychosocial and academic support.

Paramedic Training and Continuing EducationACCREDITATIONS / APPROVALS

Absolute Safety Training, Inc. is accredited through the Committee on Accrediting EMS Programs (CAAHEP/CoAEMSP) and the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). 

The value of school accreditations is that the review from outside agencies provides assurances to prospective students that the program is meeting the requirements necessary for the dedicated student to develop a solid foundation of the knowledge and skills involved for entry-level paramedic performance. 

In addition to our accreditations, we are approved through the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education/Consumer Affairs, approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the Education Code, also approved by the Emergency Medical Services Authority State of California and NorCal EMS, Inc.

California Paramedic and Continuing Training


Program highlights are as follows:

  • 1,162 hours instruction, which includes:
                o   450 hours Didactic
                o   232 hours Clinical
                o   480 hours minimum + 40 ALS Contacts Field Internship
  • The program is normally a 52-week program
  • There is no distant education learning
  • Classroom instruction uses the following instructional techniques:
    • Groups – small group activity
    • Lectures – instructors, professors, and guests
    • Audio-visual materials – films, filmstrips, posters, diagrams, overhead transparencies, videotapes, PowerPoint presentations,
    • Programmed instruction – independent study modules, computer programs and simulations, interactive video programs
    • Class and small group discussions and demonstrations
    • Clinical and campus laboratory assignments; clinical conferences; pre and post conferences; quizzes, tests and examinations
    • Papers and projects
    • Field trips – as announced
    • Supplemental reading; homework assignments, and handouts
    • Student participation and presentation
    • Role playing
    • Special projects; and
    • Electronic classroom activities

Paramedic Training and Advanced Life Support Systems TrainingADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must:
•      Be 18 years-of-age
•      Have completed high school or have a GED equivalent
•      Currently a certified EMT for six months
•      Current CPR Certification

Admission requirements include:
•       The EMT written and skill test
•       Oral interview

In addition, the applicant must not be excluded from eligibility to be issued a license due to past criminal conviction as explained in the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 4, Article 10.A.


Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

This course meets the Private Post-Secondary Education requirements as per the CA Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Current BPPE Annual Report

Click here for the current AST Paramedic Program Course Catolog


Class takes place at Glenn Medical Center 1133 W. Sycamore St., Willows, CA 95988.

Student entrance is at 135 N. Enright St., Willows, CA 95988


Contact our Paramedic Program Director, Dan Layne at or 530-521-6520

Click Here to See our Complete List of Paramedic Training Courses and Fill Out the Application Questionnaire

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Absolute Safety Training, Inc. (AST)
P.O. Box 205 . Willows, CA 95988
(530) 934-7257 or (530) 521-6511