Students need to view the online Paramedic tutorial in addition to attending 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 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 2016 for the Paramedic Program that begins in January of 2017. You may return to this page for updates and notification when the next application will be available.
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 CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
FAX (214) 703-8992
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:
Paramedic 2015 - 2016 Winter Program Application
The 2015-2016 program application process is now closed. Please attend an information session for the next available application process in 2016.
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.
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