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 for the August 2015 Academy (Class 47) will be available in Spring of 2015.  Please visit the web site again for updates.

EME will be offering a CPR (BLS for Healthcare Provider) course on Thursday, February 12, 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)

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. The next San Diego County Accreditation course will be offered on October 7, 2014. Visit the Accreditation page of our web site under the Paramedic Page for details.

  2. Requirements please to submit to the courses.

  3. So only a few college courses up my sleeve. Which courses do I sign up for first? For the first semester. Please reply.

    • Thank you for your interest in our courses. I’m not quite sure by your e-mail in which of our courses you are interested. Please read the information below and contact me if you have any questions.

      To become an EMT, you only need two classes. They are both regular credit classes at Palomar College. Therefore, you do not need a special or separate application for these classes.

      The first class is EME 100 (First Responder). This course costs around $300.00 including books, parking and other fees.

      After you pass that class with a grade of “B” or higher, you may take the EME 106 and 106L classes (EMT class.) We offer these classes every semester including summer. The cost of these courses totals about $550.00 including books, parking and other fees.

      To become a Paramedic…
      To be eligible you must be a high school graduate or equivalent. Be an
      EMT-B and work in the field (pre-hospital experience) with at least six months of full time paid experience (1040 hours) and complete a college level Anatomy & Physiology (ZOO-145) and the Paramedic Prep (EME-175& 175L) classes. The Paramedic Program is by special application and you must undergo a testing and interview process. If you meet all qualifications, You can pick up an application packet in EME office or download from the website.

      Contact the Admissions Office or visit the Palomar College web site (www.palomar.edu) for information on how to enroll.

      Good Luck.

  4. Do you offer EMT classes in the summer?

  5. Hello, I was wondering what the dates for the 2015 summer EMT course are?

    Thank you.

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