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Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedics

Southwestern College will be accepting applications for the August 2013 Paramedic training program starting on Friday, March 1, 2013.

Emergency Medical Technicians with a year of full-time work experience are encouraged to apply.

Interested EMT's may obtain an application packet from the SWC Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa until the middle of May or via email from Karen Cook at

Classes start in mid-August. Qualified applicants are admitted on a “first come, first serve” basis, determined by the date the application is submitted and complete. (See application for more information. Please note some of the requirements have changed, effective this year.)

Welcome to the Southwestern College Paramedic Program. We developed this site to help answer some frequently asked questions and provide resources for students, staff and the EMS community.

Use the links on the left to find the information you need. If you are planning to download forms or documents, some of them require Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded free.

The goal of the Southwestern College Paramedic Program is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

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