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March 9, 2015

New Accreditation To Benefit Future Paramedic Students
At EMSTA College In Santee


EMSTA College, in Santee, has received new institutional accreditation from the "Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools" (ACICS) that will allow students seeking a career as a paramedic to seek financial aid. EMSTA will also be able to provide AA degrees for their paramedic students.

Rick Foehr, President and founder of EMSTA College, said, "This is an exciting time for us!  With this accreditation, we can now start to award financial aid for our students, which will start happening in the next 6 to 9 months once we complete the Title IV process."

EMSTA  College  is  a  private   postsecondary   school  and  has  been  licensed  by  the  state  of California  with  the  Bureau of  Private  Postsecondary  Education  (BPPE)  since  June  2005.   The school   was   granted   programmatic   accreditation   by   CAAHEP   in November   2007   for   the Paramedic   Program.  EMSTA  will   hold  two   Paramedic  classes,  starting  in  January   and  September, respectfully;  eighteen  EMT classes,  offered  day  and evenings, and  six  Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1) classes in 2015.

EMSTA's Mission is to prepare students to become the most competent and compassionate care givers in the field of Emergency Prehospital Medicine and Allied Health fields, who will meet state and national expectations within those professions.

EMSTA College is located at 11489 Woodside Avenue in Santee. For more information, visit their website at, or call their Admissions Specialist at (619) 593-6782.


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