Paramedic Program (EMS Education) Program Interim Director: James Pierce Medical Program Director: Dr. Jackson Horsley, M.D.
The paramedic major is designed for students who plan to become a certified pre-hospital professional in emergency medical services.
The curriculum includes classroom lectures, group discussions, laboratory skills training, hospital clinical experience with observations and practice, simulated exercises and on-the-job training with an advanced life support service which will fully prepare the student for occupations related to advanced emergency medical services. This major is not for students interested in physicians’ assistant programs. This nationally accredited program meets all the national curriculum and Washington state standards.
In addition to general admissions, all applicants must meet entrance criteria
(State EMT certification and pre-hospital experience) and be approved by the paramedic screening committee before being admitted into the program. An A.A. degree or two years of college experience is recommended.
Completion of the major listed below and other degree requirements leads to the Bachelor of Science in paramedic degree and eligibility to take the National Registry EMT-P examination for paramedic certification. For students not seeking a degree a certification option is available.