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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)

Staff Directory

Debi Workman, M.S., R.N. – Director, EME

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

Pete Ordille, EMT-P – Associate Professor

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

Ally Do – Clinical Coordinator

Mary J. Reed - Academic Department Assistant

 

 

9 Comments

  1. Where do you find out what is required to apply to the paramedic program?

    • Hello, Jon.

      Thank you for your interest in our Paramedic Programs.

      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.

  2. Is the EMT and paramedic programs only offered for persons interested in becoming an EMT or Paramedic? Can I take either of these courses as general interest and as part of CERT training in my community? Thanks!

  3. My granddaughter just graduated from Chaminade University in Honolulu. She wants to enter the EMT program at Palomar. Is there a waiting list?

    • Hello, Lynn.

      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. Hi if i am 17 and turn 18 during the first semester course am i still able to take the EMT course ? Or do i have to be 18 to be able to start the course ?

    Thank you.

  5. I live in Carlsbad but I am currently a Freshman at University of Arizona. I will be returning home to Carlsbad after the Spring semester. I would like to work towards getting my EMT-1 during the summer. Is the EME 100 course offered during the summer session? If so, has this course been “impacted” in the past? Also are the EME 106 & 106L classes hard to get into (impacted)? Thank you.

    • Hello.

      The EME 100 course will be offered in Summer. The way Palomar College processes registrations is by administering registration appointments. These appointments are assigned when you apply. All students are place in one of four categories. The better your category the better your appointment.

  6. I am an out of state medic holding a FL State Paramedic License and A new National Registry Paramedic. I have already filed for my CA State Paramedic license. Can you email me information on this county accreditation class and what it covers.

    Thank you

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