2022 Paramedic Program Application Information

The application period for the 2022 Paramedic Program will be open from March 1, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. PST to April 30, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PST.   The application can be accessed by clicking, and is also found at https://form.jotform.com/CuestaZoomFYE/2022ParamedicProgramApplication if you prefer to copy and paste. Please read below to access instructions to apply.

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 Rebecca Carter, Evaluations Analyst, at rebecca_carter@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.


2021 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 academic transcript/course equivalency questions, contact Rebecca Carter, Evaluations Analyst, at (805) 592-9069 or  rebecca_carter@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, licensure or other curriculum-related questions, please contact the Program Director, Tania Coulombe, at tania_coulombe@cuesta.edu.