Emergency Medical Education

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Palomar College
Emergency Medical Education Department

Welcome the Palomar College Emergency Medical Education Department web site.  Please visit the menus above for information about courses and training for careers in the Emergency Medical Service field.



The applications period for the January 2016 Academy (Class 48) are now currently available.  The deadline to submit the online application is Friday, October 23 at 4:30pm.  Please visit the Paramedic page to access the application.

EME will be offering a CPR (BLS for Healthcare Provider) course on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:00pm at the Palomar College Escondido Center.  For additional classes click on the CPR page above.    Remember you must complete the online portion of the course prior to attending the course. Visit the AHA web site for details.



All EMT and Paramedic students will be required to submit a copy of a current TB test results.  The TB tests expire after one year,  the TB test cannot expire at any time during your class start and end dates.


We also offer the following classes:

    • CPR for Health Care Providers
    • Emergency Medical Responder (equivalent to American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response course)
    • EMT Recertification
    • Paramedic Preparation
    • ACLS
    • PEPP
    • PHTLS
    • Paramedic Accreditation workshops
    • RN to Paramedic Challenge (subject to field availability)
    • Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
    • Law Enforcement First Responder (LEFR)

For information on the Palomar Fire Academy or other Fire courses, contact the Fire Technology Department at (760) 744-1150 x1704 or visit their web site at www.palomar.edu/fire

For General Information on starting a career in EMS in San Diego County, please refer to the following web site.   www.firefightermedic.com



Click here for Gainful Employment Information

For further information contact EME:

Mary J. Reed, Academic Department Assistant
Palomar College, Escondido Education Center
Emergency Medical Education Department
1951 East Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92027
760-744-1150 X8150
(760) 432-0353 (Fax)

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  1. Contact Ryan Williams at the Camp Pendleton Campus. Let him know you are in the Navy and you want to get into the hospital class that we have created for Navy personnel.

    He can be reached at 760-725-6626 or rwilliams@palomar.edu

  2. Just wanted to ask a basic question referring to the classes.
    Are there any classes starting this year and do I have to wait till Jan. 2016?

    • Hello, Jessica.

      Thank you for your interest in our program.

      EME will be offering one EME 100 course as a hybrid course beginning Oct. 14. This means 50% of the course will be online and the other %50 will be in the classroom as lab days.

      If you are interested in this course the information will be available online sometime next week.

      Good luck.

  3. Class 48 begins on Jan. 19. If you have any other questions, contact the EME Office. 760-744-1150 X8150

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