The Paramedic Prep courses are designed to prepare the EMT-Basic for the Palomar College Paramedic Program
Our Paramedic Prep class is specifically designed to bridge the knowledge and skills sets of EMT-B certified students to entry level paramedic students. The class has a heavy emphasis expanding the understanding of pathophysiology’s, paramedic vital signs, and paramedic level assessments. Through the use of simulations and under the guidance of our licensed paramedic instructors, students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge, patient assessment skills, and emergency medical management capabilities.
Please note, this class requires students to have 3 months of paid full-time EMT-B experience completed prior to the first day of class. The Paramedic Prep course is three units, which includes the lecture and lab (required to take concurrently). The complete course is two days a week for six weeks, and therefore is offered during the first and second half of both Spring and Fall semesters, as well as once over Summer. There will be a also be a $35.00 online AHA fee for the ALS skills you will be learning.
*All students registered for this course must have a current San Diego County Protocol book, which will be available for purchase through the Escondido Cashier.