Students need to attend at least one Paramedic Information Session prior to meeting with an adviser. At these sessions you will have the opportunity to meet with the Paramedic program director and CBC's counselors. Information is provided about required prerequisites, the application process, and how to progress through the Paramedic curriculum. These sessions are held monthly throughout the year.
If you need additional assistance after attending an information session, please call the Counseling Center at 509-542-5505 to make an appointment.
The application for the 2019-2020 Paramedic program is now closed. The next opportunity to apply for the Paramedic program will be Summer 2020.
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.)
Please take the time to view the online Paramedic tutorial, in addition to attending a Paramedic Information Sessions.
The definition of Advanced Placement is any process where a program formally recognizes prior learning of a student and applies that recognition toward meeting the program requirements. Advanced placement maybe applied on a case-by-case basis and allows a student to “place out” of specified program didactic, laboratory, clinical, or field requirements. This may shorten the time for completion of the program and is often thought of as an alternative pathway to program completion and eligibility for the National Registry or state examination at the paramedic level. These types of students often include physicians, registered nurses, out-of-state paramedics, and non-CAAHEP paramedic graduates who are seeking eligibility to sit for the paramedic examination. At this time, the Columbia Basin College Paramedic program does not have a method for Advanced Placement, so all students in the CBC Paramedic program must complete the entire CBC Curriculum Course.
The Columbia Basin College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
FAX (214) 703-8992
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