2020 PARAMEDIC PROGRAM APPLICATION
CBC -EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Thank you for applying to the Paramedic Program at Columbia Basin College.
A CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic program that follows the National EMS Education Standards for Paramedics. The
course includes approximately 450 hours of academic learning along with 1,500 – 2,000 hours of concurrent hospital
and field internship experience. During your paramedic education, you will become certified in (AHA) Advanced
Cardiac Life Support, (AHA) Pediatric Advanced Life Support and (NAEMT) Prehospital Trauma Life Support. Upon
successful completion of your paramedic training, you will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT’s Paramedic
Exam. The program is designed to last a continuous 18 months or 6 quarters.
A paramedic program will start in January and June of each calendar year. Applications for the January cohort will be
due in October, while applications for the June cohort will be due in March.
This application is only valid for the June 2020 Program and will be due in March 2020
Minimum Application Requirements Include:
1. The applicant must be a current student at CBC or apply for admission. If you are not currently a student at
CBC you may apply on the CBC website by going to www.columbiabasin.edu/apply.
2. The applicant must be at least 18 years old by the beginning of the course.
3. Provide evidence of a high school diploma or equivalency.
4. The Columbia Basin College Paramedic program is limited to only emergency medical personnel who can
verify certification of one-year EMT or equivalent as per WAC 246-976- 0471.
5. Proof of completion of one of the following options for an anatomy and physiology course (s), prior to the
start of the program. You may be enrolled in a course during the application period as long as the course is
completed prior to the start of the program. If a course is not complete before the application deadline, a
written explanation of when you expect to be complete must be provided, as well as a current course grade at
the time of application.
• Option #1: Completion of the corexcel A&P online course with a grade of 2.0 or better. This course
meets the minimum requirements for A&P entry into the paramedic certificate program only. It will not
provide college level credit towards the AAS degree and should only be taken if you are applying for
the paramedic certificate program.
• Option #2: Completion of BIO 241 with lab, and BIO 242 with lab at Columbia Basin College or an
equivalent from another accredited institution. If seeking equivalent, a minimum of 10 credits of
Anatomy & Physiology must be transferrable to CBC with a 2.0 GPA or greater. A copy of your
unofficial transcript must be submitted with this application. The actual transfer of the credits does not
have to be completed until full acceptance has been granted.
• There is not a prerequisite for English 101 to gain entry into the certificate or the AAS Paramedicine
program, however, completion of ENG 101 is strongly encouraged.
• At minimum, completion of Math 50 (previously known as Math 94, Math 95, or Math 98) with a 2.0 or
greater. If you have completed a higher level of math, that would be acceptable. Or, if you have
completed an AAS or BS degree that included a math course, that would be acceptable.
8. Attendance of a mandatory paramedic information session.
After review of applications, eligible candidates will be notified via email as to where and
when to report for the entrance exam. There will be a $25.00 fee to register for the entrance exam, do not send a fee
with the application; instructions will be included in the notification email.