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Current Paramedic Class Information and Application

Congratulations to Class 53!

Graduation and Awards Ceremony:

June 27th, 2019  6pm at the main campus

***Class 56 application period will begin mid-Fall semester… details to follow!***

Application Process:

Acceptance into the Paramedic Program is a competitive process. Students will be ranked based on four separate testing criteria:

  • Oral Interview
  • Math and Medical terminology written test
  • EMT comprehensive written test
  • EMS Simulation

Important Dates:

Class 56 Application available: Coming Fall 2019

Link to the application HERE 
For students who have previously applied and were unsuccessful completing the program, please use THIS application

*Repeat students are responsible for making sure any outdated information from prior application packets are resubmitted and up-to-date (i.e. letters of recommendation, cards with expiration dates, etc.)

Application deadline: Coming Fall 2019


Entrance Exam Testing dates:

Applicants must show up to ONE of the following testing dates. The EME staff will not be scheduling dates:

  1. TBA Fall semester
  2. TBA Fall semester

Entrance Exam Location: Palomar College Escondido Center Room ESC-700 @9:00am


Oral Interview and Simulation dates: Applicants will schedule their Oral Interview the day of their Entrance Exam with an EME staff member.

  1. TBA Fall semester
  2. TBA Fall semester

Oral Interviews Location: Palomar College Escondido Center Room ESC-808 @individually scheduled times

Required Documents:

**Starting 2020 (Class 57), due to Title 22 regulations, the required Anatomy & Physiology course MUST have a lab component. An entry level Psychology course will be required to enter the Paramedic program.**

After submitting the online application, the following items must be submitted to the EME Department:

  •    High School graduate (or equivalent). This is waived if you have an A.A Degree or above. Please provide Official College Transcripts showing degrees earned. This includes from Palomar College. You may order them sent to Attn: EME Department
  •    Valid California EMT-B certification or National Registry EMT license
  •    AHA Health Care Provider CPR Card or equivalent – must remain valid and current for duration of program
  •    Valid Driver’s License – must remain valid and current for duration of program
  •    Minimum of 1040 hours of paid work experience as an out-of-hospital EMT  (This is equal to six months full-time employment)
  •    Original letter of work verification from your employer(s) sign and dated on letterhead
  •    Three original professional letters of reference, signed and dated  (One personal letter may be submitted, but not from a family member)
  •    Two 2×2″ passport photos
  •    Completion of Intro to Anatomy & Physiology (BIO-145 formerly ZOO-145 or equivalent basic anatomy/physiology course) with a grade of “C” or better.
  •    Completion of Paramedic Preparation (EME-175, EME-175 Lab) with a grade of “B” or better
The COMPLETED application must be submitted to the EME office in a manila file folder by: Deadline TBA for class 56