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EMT - Paramedic Program - Admission

Functional Job Analysis: Spokane Community College is committed to serving students with diverse backgrounds and encourages students with disabilities to participate in all available programs. Notwithstanding that, students should be aware that the paramedic profession has specific requirements in order to be successful. Students should evaluate the Functional Job Analysis as outlined by the NHTSA and linked below, to evaluate their abilities and prospective success in the paramedic profession.

Basic Admission Criteria: Admission to the paramedic program at Spokane Community College is based on several criteria established by national, state, and college standards.

  1. An applicant must be eligible to enroll in college courses at Spokane Community College. For college eligibility and admission policies, please visit SCC's Admissions website.
  2. Each applicant must have graduated from high school or earned a GED.
  3. Each applicant must possess a valid driver's license.
  4. Each applicant must be able to pass a criminal background check. (This is for compliance with the Uniform Disciplinary Act, RCW 18.130.)
  5. Each applicant must possess a current "American Heart Association CPR for the Health Care Provider" or equivalent certification.
  6. Each applicant must currently be certified at the EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate level.
  7. Each applicant must have been actively participating at that certification level for a minimum of one (1) year prior to beginning the paramedic program.
  8. Each applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from an individual in a supervisory capacity, directly related to his/her participation as an EMT.
  9. Each applicant must have successfully completed a college-level anatomy and physiology course with a GPA of 2.0 or better. The course(s) at Spokane Community College required to meet this standard are BIOL& 241 and BIOL& 242. College anatomy and physiology courses taken elsewhere will be evaluated for their equivalency and may be substituted.
  10. Once a prospective student has satisfied all admission criteria (s)he is encouraged to apply to the college and program early, as there are limited slots available.

Individuals who do not meet the standard admission criteria are encouraged to contact the Program Director (in writing, usually by email) with any concerns or questions. Please be aware that criteria set by the college or by the state cannot be waived.


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Spokane, WA 99217-5399
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