Online applications for the Paramedic Program beginning Fall 2017
will be accepted from 
February 1, 2017 - March 15, 2017 by 4:00 pm

Prerequisite coursework completed by Dec. 31, 2016

Paramedic Application Instructions
*Includes Supplemental Forms to submit with your online application.

Paramedic Online Application
(Activated only during application period)


 Paramedic Program Eligibility Requirements

Refer to the Paramedic Application Instructions for details on how to submit the following:
  1. Official, Sealed High School Transcripts with graduation date posted, GED report, or equivalent; OR college transcripts with Associate Degree or higher.
  2. Official, Sealed College Transcripts for prerequisite coursework completed by Dec. 31, 2016 with a grade of "C" or better; OR a Letter of Good Standing Form for coursework in progress Spring 2017. If available seats in the program exist after the application deadline, applicants with coursework in progress during the Spring 2017 semester will be considered.
  3. Current California EMT certification
  4. EMT Work Experience Form or approved equivalency:
    Note: Only hours within the past 24 months will be counted towards EMT work verification hours. Fire Academy does not meet this criterion.
  • 6 months full-time Emergency Medical Technician experience with an Emergency Medical Service provider. OR
  • 1,000 hours of part-time and/or volunteer Emergency Medical Technician experience with an Emergency Medical Service provider. OR
  • Equivalency applicants must submit both the Personal Statement and Work Experience Equivalency Form. See application instruction packet for detailed directions and required forms. Equivalency applicants should contact the Interim Paramedic Director, Heather Tucker, for advising prior to applying: heather_tucker@cuesta.edu

 

Paramedic Program Prerequisites
 Courses
Semester Credit  Minimum
Cuesta equivalent
1.
Human Biology
3.0
BIO 212*     (3 credits)
2.
College Reading and Writing
4.0
ENGL 156* (4 credits)
3.
Elementary Algebra
5.0
MATH 123* (5 credits)

*Higher level courses may be used in lieu of the listed prerequisite courses. For example: BIO 205 (Human Anatomy) or BIO 206 (Human Physiology), ENG 201A (English Composition), and/or Math at a level higher than Elementary Algebra, such as Intermediate Algebra, Pre-Calculus and above.

 

Application Process Checklist:

All items must be submitted by the deadline listed above.
  1. Plan ahead! Review the entire Paramedic Application Instructions .pdf packet before applying.
  2. Contact a Cuesta College counselor for questions about the application requirements,
    program prerequisites, and/or course equivalencies.
  3. Apply for Student Admission to Cuesta College.
  4. Submit official, sealed transcripts, from all high schools, and coursework completed
    at colleges other than Cuesta, to Cuesta College Admissions and Records by deadline.
  5. Prepare the following documents to scan and upload with your online application:
    (Forms found in the Paramedic Application Instructions .pdf above)
  • Proof of Current California EMT Certification
  • EMT Work Experience Form(s) with cover letter from employer(s) on letterhead stationary
  • Personal Statement for equivalency applicants (if applicable)
  • Work Experience Equivalency Form with cover letter from employer(s) on letterhead stationary for equivalency applicants (if applicable)
  • Letter of Good Standing Form for coursework in progress Spring 2017 (if applicable)

6. Complete the online Paramedic Application (link is at top of this page) and click the Submit Application button at the bottom of the form, between February 1st and March 15th by 4:00 p.m. Make sure to print a copy of your application for your records.

7. Refer to the Paramedic Application Instructions for eligibility and admission notification
    dates.

 

 

Questions?

Contact Adrienne Smith, Evaluations Analyst: RN/LVN Admissions Coordinator
Email: adrienne_smith@cuesta.edu