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Welcome to the Paramedic Program at SCC
(Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic)

Note: SCC will not enroll Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program students in 2011-2012 or 2012-2013. The Emergency Medical Technician - Basic class will be offered as usual.

 » Follow this link for EMT - Basic class information.

The paramedic program at Spokane Community College is a 1,500 hour (plus) program conducted over four college quarters. The program consist of didactic (lecture), laboratory sessions, clinical rotations, and a field internship.

The program meets or exceeds the requirements set by the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Washington State Department of Health for Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic education.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professionals (CoAEMSP).

Completion of the program leads either to an Associates of Arts and Sciences (AAS) in Paramedicine or a Certificate in Paramedicine, both making the successful candidate eligible to test and certify with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), the Washington State Department of Health, and other state agencies that support NREMT standards.

Participants who successfully complete the program and pass the certification exams for the NREMT and/or their state equivalent may go on to practice at the paramedic level with fire departments, private ambulance services, emergency departments, and other various clinical settings where advanced emergency care is required.

For additional details on the paramedic program at Spokane Community College, please see the sections to your left.

If you have additional questions or comments regarding the program, please contact Richard Harless, Program Director, at or (509) 533-8004.


Consult the official program outline
for prerequisites and more information
about this program.
link to outline

Persons with Disabilities
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, accommodations for students with disabilities will be considered at the student's request. The student will be required to register with the Disability Support Services office and provide documentation of disability. Once the student is qualified by the DSS Manager as having a disability, requested accommodations will be considered. Accommodations for the classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting will be considered according to reasonableness. Accommodations that compromise patient care, or that fundamentally alter the nature of the program or activity, are not considered to be reasonable. A student denied accommodation may request an individualized determination to assure that the denial is not a result of disability discrimination by contacting the Manager of Disability Support Services and Testing at 533-7498. Contact the SCC Disability Support Services office to obtain a copy of the procedures for appeal of an accommodation denial. Other than accommodation issues, procedures for student grievances including academic dismissal are outlined in the following SCC website:

For additional information, please contact Disability Support Services.


For more information....Additional Information
If you have general questions regarding the EMT - Paramedic program, its entry requirements, or the admissions process, please contact the SCC Admissions Office via email ( or phone (509-533-8020 or 1-800-248-5644, ext. 8020), and one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members will assist you.
If you have more specific questions regarding this program, please contact Richard Harless, Paramedic Program Director. His contact information is as follows:
Phone:(509) 533-8004 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 8004
You can also submit an online information request or get our address to write for more information.
You may be eligible for free tuition! Follow this link to learn more.

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1810 N. Greene St.
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
For general information call:
509-533-7000 or
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