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Paramedic Training

The Paramedic Program prepares the student in the elements of pre-hospital 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.

Admission to the program is by special application.  To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must: 1) Have 6 months full-time pre-hospital experience of equivalent as an EMT Basic.  2) Be eligible for admission to Palomar College. 3) Meet academic requirements outlined in the Paramedic Program brochure produced by the EME Program. AND 4) Have completed ZOO 145 or BIOl 145 with a grade of "C" or better and EME 175 and EME 175L with a "B" or better.

 

Associates Degree in Science (AS) / Certificate of Achievement (CA)

To earn a Certificate of Achievement in this program, simply complete program requirement courses listed below. To earn an Associate’s Degree in this program, complete the program requirements below and the Associate Degree General Education requirements found here.
CourseUnitsFace-To-Face at ESCOnlinePre-Req
Total Units 44
Prerquisite Courses
EME 106: Emergency Medical Technician (Lecture)6Spring 19, Summer 19,
Fall 19
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
EME 106L: Emergency Medical Technician Skills (Laboratory)1.5Spring 19, Summer 19,
Fall 19
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
EME 175: Paramedic Preparation (Lecture)2Spring 19, Summer 19,
Fall 19
Current EMT with a minimum of 3 months full time pre-hospital experience
EME 175: Paramedic Preparation Skills (Laboratory)1Spring 19, Summer 19,
Fall 19
Current EMT with a minimum of 3 months full time pre-hospital experience
BIOL 145: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology3Spring 19, Summer 19,
Fall 19
Program Requirements
EME 206: Introduction to Paramedic Training (Lecture)5.5Spring 19, Fall 19Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 206L: Introduction to Paramedic Training (Laboratory)1.5Spring 19, Fall 19Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 207: Paramedic Medical Training (Lecture)10Spring 19, Fall 19Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 207L: Paramedic Medical Skills (Laboratory)2Spring 19, Fall 19Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 208: Paramedic Training (Lecture)4.5Spring 19, Summer 19Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 208L: Trauma Skills (Laboratory)1Spring 19, Summer 19Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 209: Paramedic Obstetrical and Pediatric Training (Lecture)2.5Spring 19, Summer 19Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 209L: Paramedic Obstetrical and Pediatric Skills (Laboratory)1Spring 19, Summer 19Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 210: Hospital Clinical Experience4Spring 19, Summer 19Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 211: Clinical Integration I1.5Spring 19, Fall 19
EME 212: Clinical Integration II1.5Spring 19
EME 215: Field Internship9Spring 19, Summer 19,
Fall 19
A minimum grade of "B" in EME 210, or concurrent enrollment in EME 210