Emergency Medical Education


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Palomar College EME Dept.


For questions and general information about the Emergency Medical Education Courses contact us:

Palomar College EME Department

1951 E. Valley Parkway

Escondido, CA 92027

760-744-1150 X8150

760-432-0353 (Fax)

Pete Ordille, EMT-P – Director EME

Michael Finton, R.N., C.E.N. – Associate Professor

Sarah De Simone, M.A., NREMT-P – Assistant Professor

Ally Do – Clinical Coordinator

Mary J. Reed – Academic Department Assistant




  1. Good afternoon, I was hoping to inquire how long does it take to become emt-b certified at palomar in hopes of applying for the fire academy shortly after

    • To complete EMT-B training at Palomar takes two classes; EME-100 and EME-106/EME-106Lab.

      EME 100 is the prerequisite for the EME 106 courses. Two semesters is what it takes.

      We offer both classes every semester, including Summer.

      After you take both courses, we will give you information on taking the National Registry Exam which is required to be certified in California.

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