The CBC Paramedic Program accepts applications during the summer of even numbered years for the following winter quarter start of the odd numbered years. For example, the next application period will be the summer of 2014 for the Paramedic Program that begins in January of 2015. You may return to this page for updates and notification when the next application will be available.
Requirements for application to this program include: one-year employment as an active EMT, a high school diploma, and the intent to use the training full-time in an emergency care field. Residents of Yakima, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, and Grant counties and those with active employment by an ambulance service or emergency care unit are given priority, if the agency demonstrates a need for additional paramedics.
Individuals applying for admission to the CBC Paramedic program must meet ALL of the following requirements:
Shortly after the application and interview process, prospective students will be notified by mail of their acceptance or denial to the program. Accepted students should be aware that they will be required to fund additional items above and beyond the standard tuition. These items include, but are not limited to, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification courses, uniforms, books, National Registry Exam fees, miscellaneous personal items, as well as medical supplies and equipment. Total fees for completion of the Paramedic program are estimated at approximately $6,000 - $8,500 depending on residency. (These costs do not include costs of fuel and other consumables to get to and from internship activities.)
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