Begin your career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) by training to be a Paramedic
with CBC! We offer a hybrid program that allows flexibility, providing an option to
train while you continue your employment, live life and go to school. Our 18-month
program will provide you with the tools and opportunities to work in a variety of
environments: private, hospital and fire based EMS systems as a professional paramedic.
It is crucial to have a good foundation as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), or an Advanced EMT, in order to be successful as a Paramedic. Paramedic requires significantly more training than EMT and represents the Advanced Life Support role in the pre-hospital setting.
- It's approximately 18 months in duration and equips students with the skills necessary to provide advanced life-saving care.
- Starts every 6 months in June and January.
- Entrance into the Paramedic program is contingent upon successful completion of the prerequisites, a completed application to the program and the College, and passing the entrance exam.
- Paramedic Certificate
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Paramedicine
Please take the time to attend one of the Paramedic information sessions. Questions will be answered by an Advisor/Counselor or a program representative. Anyone interested in a CBC Health Sciences program should attend. These sessions are free and open to the public. Students, friends and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The Columbia Basin College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088