Emergency Medical Education


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.



Applications for the August 2017 Academy (Class 51) are now available.  The tentative deadline to submit the application and supplemental paperwork is Monday, April 17, 2017.   Please revisit the Paramedic Page for more information.

Good luck.



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:

    • Emergency Medical Responder
    • EMT Recertification
    • Paramedic Preparation
    • ACLS
    • PEPP
    • PHTLS
    • Paramedic Accreditation workshops
    • RN to Paramedic Challenge (subject to field availability)
    • Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
    • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
    • 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. 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.

  2. It’s so sad to learn that paramedics training in places like yours are prevalent. Unlike in my country (third world), people die on the streets everyday grasping their last breaths without any help from “paramedics” around. I’m so disgusted with my own country and government.

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