2022 Paramedic Program Application Information

The application period for the 2022 Paramedic Program is now closed. Please check back in a few weeks to obtain updated information about program requirements and the application process for the 2023 program.

Questions regarding application status can be directed to Claire Hawkins, Allied Health Program Specialist, at claire_hawkins@cuesta.edu or 805-592-9283.  Questions regarding transcript receipt or equivalency determinations can be addressed to Evaluations at eval@cuesta.edu



2022 Program Paramedic Application Requirements:

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

  1. High school or college degree or GED certificate, 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 2021), 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 805-592-9910, or tania_coulombe@cuesta.edu to discuss any concerns before applying.


2022 Paramedic Program Minimum Prerequisite Coursework:

Semester Credit Minimum
Cuesta equivalent
Human Biology, Anatomy or Physiology
BIO 212, 205 or 206*    
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) 592-9283.

For information on how to become a student at Cuesta, contact Janice Petrie (805) 592-9343.

For questions about program prerequisites, student education plans, degrees, or transferring to/from Cuesta, contact Carol Hurd (805) 592-9827 or Cindy Stever (805) 592-9922. Both counselors are also available for appointments through the online scheduling portal for a 15-minute drop-in or a 45-minute full planning appointment (select "Nursing and Allied Health students" in the list of appointment types.

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