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Admission Procedure

Program Director: David Oleson, 760-245-4271 ext 2738 or dave.oleson@vvc.edu

Applications for following academies will be made available approximately six (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 the first week of June via the internet ONLY (Paramedic Home Page). Applications and attachments are due by the end of the second week of July. Closing date / time will be clearly published on the application button.

Applications for Track B beginning in June of the Summer session will be made available the first week of January via the internet ONLY (Paramedic Home Page). Applications and attachments are due by the end of the second week of February. Closing date / time will be clearly published on the application button.

  • Applications must include all of the following:

    • Completed Admission Application

    • Work Experience Letter Documented 6 months full-time or 1000 hours part-time Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) experience. ISSUED BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT & DATED 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  current / valid EMT Card

    • Copy of current / valid 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

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. APPLICATIONS VIA US MAIL OR HAND DELIVERED WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS VIA THE WEBSITE ONLY

 

EMT Examination

Upon the closure of the application period all applications will be screened for completeness and accuracy. The applicant will then be notified regarding the date / time and procedure for the EMT written examination process. The EMT examination will cover the current EMT National Standard Curriculum / National Education Standards. This process should begin immediately following the application process. Faculty will determine the cut score based upon the size and performance of the applicant pool.

Oral / Panel Interview

Upon successful completion of the EMT examination process students will be notified by e-mail of eligibility for admission to the oral / panel interview. Applicants must successfully pass the oral / panel 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/Panel Interviews.

Notification letters will be e-mailed:

 

April for Track B
November for Track A