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
CBC offers the Paramedic program for Winter and Summer quarter starts each year. Students must apply to the program, take an entrance exam and be accepted to the program to participate. The application will be posted on the Application Process tab.
Please take the time to attend one of the Paramedic information sessions. Questions
will be answered by an Advisor/Counselor or a program representative.
Information sessions are scheduled for one hour and are free and open to anyone interested in a CBC Health Sciences program.
To view upcoming information sessions and register, please check our events calendar.
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
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions