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.


Applications for January 2015 Paramedic Program (Class 46) is now available.  The deadline to submit your application is Friday, October 31, 2014.

EME will be offering a CPR (BLS for Healthcare Provider) course on Thursday, October 9, 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.


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. When is the next SD Co. acceditation class?

    • The EME Dept. offers the Accreditation Course the first Tuesday of every month. Our next course will be offered on October 7.

    • 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. I am currently trying to find a medical assistant program to attend but they are either medical office, or outrageously expensive. My brother recently informed me of the EMT course at Palomar and after doing my research, I have been very pleased with the accessibility of this site. I am just wondering if you can take the course starting second semester, or would I have to wait until next Fall to attend? Thank you.

  3. Thank you for your interest in our Paramedic Program.

    The applications for our next program, Class 46, will be available by the end of this week or beginning of next week.

    The due date is tentatively October 31, 2014.

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