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 application period for the August 2016 Paramedic Academy (Class 49) is now closed.   The applications for January 2017 Paramedic Academy (Class 50) will be available in the Spring.  Please revisit this web site for updates.


EME will be offering a CPR (BLS for Healthcare Provider) course on Thursday, April 14, 2016 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. Hi, I just wanted to see how long the paramedic program is. The course. Also, what all certifications you come out with. Thank you very much.

    • Hello, Tamberly.

      The paramedic program is approximately 10 months long as long as the student begins the field internship portion on time. We have had some minor setbacks in the past with finding internship spots in the county.

      If you complete the program successfully, you will have earned an A.C.L.S. card, PHTLS card, and P.E.P.P. cards and a course completion record to give to the State of California for certification.

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