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EME Courses Offered

The EME department offers our EME 100, 106/106L, and 175/175L classes during the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Each course will have a fast track option available as well. Please make sure that you have applied to become a student and register for your courses on your given registration date, as the classes do tend to fill quickly. If you’d like to view detailed schedule information for the current semester, including dates and times of classes, please search “class schedule” from the main Palomar College home page.

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 Pre-RequisiteCourse Descriptions Certifications Earned
EME 100 - Emergency Medical Responder
3 units
NoneCovers national curriculum for Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) training.
Includes the study and application of emergency medical skills and procedures,
including basic anatomy and physiology, terminology, and prevention of disease
transmission. CPR certification from the American Heart Association.
CPR and EMR cards
EME 106 - EMT Basic (Lecture)
6 units
Current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers
and Emergency Medical Response cards or equivalent, and must be age 18 by the
first day of class
The study of EMT theory and knowledge required for identification and
treatment of pre-hospital emergencies. The course prepares the student for
National Registry, California, and San Diego County EMT certification.
Skills testing is verified and student is listed on the National Registry website which allows him/her to test to become certified EMT. Will also earn Bleeding Control Certificate and Course Completion Certificate as proof of EMT training.
EME 106L - EMT Basic (Lab)
1.5 units
Current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers
CPR and Emergency Medical Response cards or equivalent, and must be age 18 on
the first day of EME 106
Application of skills required for treatment of pre-hospital emergencies. This
course prepares the student for National Registry, California and San Diego
County EMT certification. Student is required to complete 24 hours supervised
ambulance and emergency department observation.
same as above
EME 175 Paramedic Prep (Lecture)
2 units
Current EMT with a minimum of 3 months full time pre-hospital
experience
An overview of paramedic-level assessment skills combined with appropriate
paramedic-level anatomy, physiology, and treatment relevant to the disease
processes studied.
Student earns 24 hours of continuing education credits as an EMT.
EME 175L - Paramedic Prep (Lab)
1 unit
Current EMT with a minimum of 3 months full time pre-hospital
experience
Performance of EMT skills combined with appropriate paramedic-level anatomy,
physiology and treatment relevant to the disease processes studied
same as above
Paramedic Academy - 10-month programAdmission into Paramedic programThis program consists of EME: 206, 206L, 207, 207L, 208, 208L, 209, 209L, 210, 211, 212, 215, 220The Paramedic Program prepares the student in all elements of prehospital
advanced life support. Upon successful completion of the program, the student
is eligible to take the State of California EMT-P certification exam, which is the
National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Exam.
Paramedic Refresher Course
4 units
Only open to students who have been accepted into the Paramedic Program
as a challenge or who were unsuccessful in EME 208/208L, EME 209/209L, EME
210 or EME 215 and require remediation. Student who were unsuccessful must
interview and be accepted into EME 220.
Provides students who were unsuccessful in 207/207L, EME 210 and/or EME
215 or individuals who are challenging the paramedic program an opportunity
to refresh, strengthen, and maintain their clinical abilities and knowledge base.
same as above