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Admission Procedure

Program Director: Dave Oleson, 760-245-4271, Ext. 2738

Applications for following academies will be made available approximately four (4-6) months prior to academy start date. Applications are due at the specified times below for each Track

Applications for Track A beginning in January of the Winter session will be made available as of June 4th via the internet ONLY (Paramedic Home Page). Applications and attachments are due by: Friday, July 10th at 11:59 pm. 

Applications for Track B beginning in June of the Summer session will be made available as of January 6th via the internet ONLY (Paramedic Home Page). Applications and attachments are due by: 27th Thursday in February (05:00 PM)

  • Applications must include all of the following:

    • Completed Admission Application

    • Work Experience Letter Documented 6 months full-time or 1000 hours part-time pre-hospital Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) experience.  REPRESENTATIVE OF THE AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT/ DATES WITHIN THE LAST 30 DAYS 

    • Copy of Mathematics and English college assessment scores within 3 years (or proof of successful completion of Mathematics and English courses within the last 3 years.)

    • Two Letters of Recommendation Different from work experience letter. BOTH MUST BE DATED WITHIN THE LAST 30 DAYS

    • Copy of  EMT Card

    • Copy of BLS Healthcare Provider CPR Card

    • Copy of High School Diploma

  • Not required when submitting in application, but must be provided during didactic phase (before clinical / field).
    • Copy of negative TB test or chest x-ray within last 12 months

    • Copy of Hepatitis B immunization or titer showing immunity; either within last 5 years

    • Copy of Rubella immunization or titer showing immunity; either within last 5 years

    • Proof of Varicella (Chicken Pox) immunization or copy of Varicella titer showing immunity; both within the last 5 years



EMT Examination

Upon the successful completion of the application period all applications will be screened for completeness and accuracy. The applicant will then be notified to contact the Allied Health office for an appointment date and procedure for the EMT examination process. The EMT examination will cover the current EMT National Standard Curriculum. This process should begin immediately following the application process. A passing score is 80%.

Oral/Practical Interview

Upon successful completion of the EMT examination process students will be notified by e-mail of eligibility for admission to the oral/practical interview. Applicants must successfully Pass Oral and Practical Interview for admission to the Paramedic Academy.·

March/April for Track B
October/November for Track A

Admission Notification

Admission will be granted based on a cumulative scoring system. A point system will be utilized for objective screening of all applicants. Admission letters will be notified by e-mail approximately one (1) week after completion of the Oral/Practical Interviews.

Notification letters will be e-mailed:


April for Track B
November for Track A