Emergency Medical Services Department
EMS Programs Information
Cuesta's Emergency Medical Services Programs (EMS) trains students for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic) certification and for Paramedic licensure. An EMT Refresher course is also offered in the spring and fall semesters. Students are taught the fundamental principles and skills required to provide emergency medical care for the sick and injured at the scene of an emergency and/or during transport to a healthcare facility. Our training programs prepare students to function as beginning practitioners according to state and national standards. Hands-on clinical and field internship experiences are part of the training.
The Emergency Medical Services Department includes the following programs:
San Luis Obispo and North County
|Possession of current HealthCare Provider CPR card
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Refresher
Online, with one mandatory meeting (skills testing) on the San Luis Obispo Campus
CA EMT certification current within the last 24 months
Possession of current HealthCare Provider CPR card
see Course catalog
San Luis Obispo
see Paramedic Program pages on website
August 1 through September 30, 4 p.m. PST for the program starting the following January
EMS Programs Mission Statement
We are pleased to announce that we now have an in-house Academic Counselor and an Enrollment Success Specialist to help you get started in our program. For information on how to become a student at Cuesta, transferring to or from Cuesta, priority registration status, or the registration process, please contact our Enrollment Success Specialist, Anel Gutierrez-Orozco at (805) 592-9771. Once you have a Cuesta student ID, you can make an appointment with our Academic Counselor, Cindy Stever, to evaluate your transcript(s), create a student education plan, and help with course equivalencies and program pre-requisites. You can book an appointment with Cindy on the Counseling website by clicking here.
For other information about our programs, contact the Allied Health Program Specialist, Claire Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 592-9283.