Southwestern College

Deadline to submit an application is extended to June 14, 2018!

Southwestern College will be accepting applications for the August 2018 Paramedic training program starting on Wednesday, March 1, 2018 and ending June 14, 2018 (extended).

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.  Selection into the paramedic training program will be determined based on an assessment of your cognitive, psychomotor and affective abilities.(See application for more information. Please note some of the requirements have changed, effective this year.)

**We are now using new text Emergency Care on the Street by Nancy Caroline.**

Southwestern College
Higher Education Center, Otay Mesa
Office: 4105A Phone: 619-216-6760

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 Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.” 

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Last updated: 5/29/2018 8:47:34 AM