Crafton Hills paramedic graduates

Crafton Hills College paramedic class #91 graduates. Top Row from left: Alec Martinez (San Bernardino), Ryan Nagel (Orange), Tom O'Brien (Lake Arrowhead), Jake Robinson, (Palm Springs), Austin Smith (Temecula), Dustin Tucker (Colton), Jacob Velasquez (Colton). Second Row from left: Alisha Albanese (Big Bear), Matt Banuelos (San Jacinto), Sebastian Fisher (Colton), Cody Gonzalez (Running Springs), Derek Horvath (Corona), Aaron Kelly (Corona), Mike Landry (Redlands).

Yucaipa, Calif. - A ceremony was held Friday, August 9, 2019 to celebrate Crafton Hills College Paramedic Class #91. The 15 graduates learned to provide the highest level of pre-hospital care during an intense 10-month program.

Fire Chief for the City of Yucaipa, Grant Malinowski offered advice and reminisced about his experience as an alumnus of the Crafton Paramedic Program 17 years ago.

"An education is only as good as the faculty instructing it, and you have the best," Malinowski said. "If you look around at the leaders in our profession, odds are that Crafton Hills College is a part of their background."

To be eligible for licensure as a paramedic in the state of California, students must pass National Registry written and skills examinations. Graduates of the Crafton Hills College Paramedic Program have a 96% pass rate on the national registry exam over the last three years. Over 95% of program graduates are employed as paramedics within six months of graduating.

The Crafton Hills 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 Professions (CoAEMSP). This premier program is accepting applications for Spring 2020 through August 30, 2019.

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