Palomar College Learning For Success

COHORT 60

IMPORTANT:

COHORT 60 APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MARCH 11TH, 2022. Cohort 60 will begin on Monday, August 22nd, 2022.

Application Process:

Acceptance into the Paramedic Program is a competitive process. Students will be ranked based on four separate testing criteria:
  • Oral Interview
  • Math and Medical terminology written test
  • EMT comprehensive written test
  • EMS Simulation

Important Dates:

Cohort 60 Application will be open on Friday, March 11th and will close on Friday, April 22nd, 2022 at 5pm.

Link to the Cohort 60 application HERE!
For students who have previously applied and were unsuccessful completing the program, please use THIS application

*Repeat students are responsible for making sure any outdated information from prior application packets are resubmitted and up-to-date (i.e. letters of recommendation, cards with expiration dates, etc.)

Application deadline:  Cohort 60 application is DUE on Friday, April 22nd, 2022.

Paramedic Written Entrance Exam Testing dates:

Applicants must choose one of the dates below to take the exam. The EME staff will not be scheduling dates. Exam will be in-person at the Escondido Center.

  • Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 at 9am.
  • Thursday, April 28th, 2022 at 9am.

**YOU WILL HAVE 4 HOURS TO COMPLETE THE EXAM**

Oral Interview dates:

Interview Dates: Tuesday, May 10th and Tuesday, May 17th, 2022.

**Depending on the number of applicants, a third interview day may be added**

  • The interviews will be held in person at the Escondido Center. You will sign-up for your interview dates when you come in for your entrance exam.
  • Interviews will run throughout the day starting at 0900 with the last interview at 1700.

** ACCEPTANCE LETTERS WILL BE MAILED OUT IN LATE MAY 2022. Cohort 60 ORIENTATION WILL BE HELD IN AUGUST 2022**

Required Documents:

After submitting the online application, the following items must be submitted to the EME Department. All hard copies documents need to be submitted in a manila folder to Ally Do by Friday, April 22nd. You can email Ally (ado@palomar.edu) to schedule an appointment to drop off your packet.
  •    High School Transcript (or equivalent). This is waived if you have an A.A Degree or above. Please provide Official College Transcripts showing degrees earned. This includes from Palomar College. You may order them and have  them sent to our office, Attn: EME Department
  •    Valid California EMT-B certification or National Registry EMT license
  •    AHA Health Care Provider CPR Card or equivalent – must remain valid and current for duration of program
  •    Valid Driver’s License – must remain valid and current for duration of program
  •    Minimum of 2000 hours of paid work experience as an EMT in these areas: Private ambulance, Fire Department, Life-guarding, Navy Corpsman, Emergency Room, etc.
  •    Original letter of work verification from your employer(s) sign and dated on letterhead
  •    Three original professional letters of reference, signed and dated  (One personal letter may be submitted, but not from a family member)
  •    Two 2″x2″ passport photos
  •    Completion of a college level Intro to Anatomy & Physiology course from an accredited college or University with a grade of “C” or better (BIO-145 at Palomar College, formerly ZOO-145).
  •    Completion of Paramedic Preparation (EME-175, EME-175 Lab) with a grade of “B” or better

Important Changes/Updates to our Paramedic Program: COHORT 60 WILL RESUME BACK TO THE REGULAR SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2022 WITH MEETINGS MONDAY-FRIDAY 

ALERT!!! NEW CLASS OFFER TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR OUR PARAMEDIC ACADEMY!!!

EME just launched our EMT and Paramedic prep noncredit courses.  These are short, 4 week, completely online crash courses that prepare the student for entrance into the medic program.  The courses cover medical math, basic pharmacology, medical terminology and basic EKG knowledge. You can find these classes in the schedule.

NMEDC 903 has been designed for students who have successfully completed EME 106/106L and want to apply for the paramedic program.  This course expands on pharmacology, med math and introduces the students to cardiology.

Contact Ally Do with any questions: ado@palomar.edu; 760-744-1150 x8151