2021/2022 Paramedic Program Application Information

Thank you for your interest.  The application period for the 2021 Paramedic Program is now closed. Covid-19 has affected all of our programs, and information about the 2022 program will be forthcoming as it becomes known.  Please begin checking back in the late fall for information on the Application process/period for the 2022 Paramedic Program.

Questions regarding application status can be directed to Claire Hawkins, Allied Health Program Specialist, at claire_hawkins@cuesta.edu or 805-546-3100, ext. 2283.  Questions regarding transcript receipt or equivalency determinations can be addressed to Adrienne Smith, Evaluations Analyst, at adrienne_smith@cuesta.edu.



2021 Program Paramedic Application Requirements:

See the Application Instructions for additional information about the application process.

  1. High school graduation, GED certificate or Associate or above college degree, as verified by official, sealed high school transcripts with graduation date posted, GED report (or equivalent) or college transcripts.
  2. Completed academic pre-requisites with a grade of "C" or better, as verified by official, sealed college transcripts or college Placement Assessment results (Math/English only); OR Letter of Good Standing for each course currently in progress (Spring 2020), with official transcript submitted after course completion.
  3. Current California EMT certification (or proof of reasonable expectation to possess by the end of the semester of program application.)

NOTE:  Conviction of a misdemeanor or felony may constitute grounds for denial of licensure.  Contact Tania Coulombe, Program Director, at 805-546-3100 ext. 2910, or tania_coulombe@cuesta.edu to discuss any concerns before applying.


2021 Paramedic Program Minimum Prerequisite Coursework:

Semester Credit Minimum
Cuesta equivalent
Human Biology
BIO 212*    
College Reading and Writing
ENGL 156 or above
Elementary Algebra
MATH 123 or above

**While BIO 212 is accepted, BIO 205 (Human Anatomy) or BIO 206 (Human Physiology) is strongly recommended.


For information about eligibility, application process/status or general program questions, contact the Allied Health Program Specialist, Claire Hawkins at claire_hawkins@cuesta.edu or (805) 546-3100 ext. 2283.

For academic transcript/course equivalency questions, contact Adrienne Smith at (805) 546-3100, ext. 2555 or adrienne_smith@cuesta.edu

For questions about program pre-requisites, how to become a student at Cuesta, student education plans, degrees, or transferring to or from Cuesta, please contact Danny Lynch, at (805) 546-3138, or email at daniel_lynch@cuesta.edu.   He is available by appointment through Counseling at (805) 546-3138 or walk-in within the 3100 building, Student Services.

For detailed questions about course material, processes, licensure or other program-related questions, please contact the Interim Program Director, Tania Coulombe, at tania_coulombe@cuesta.edu.