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Emergency Medical & Health Services

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  • For information about the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Basic) course and to request an application, please email: Please allow a minimum of two (2) business days to receive a response.

First on the scene

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals are the highly trained medical professionals who respond to calls for emergency medical care in the pre-hospital setting.

TCC's EMS Program offers training for 2 career levels in this field:

  • Level 1: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic
    As an EMT-Basic you'll provide basic life support and transportation for victims of illness and injury. The EMT-Basic program at TCC follows the U.S. Department of Transportation guidelines as well as the Washington State Department of Health standards.
  • Level 2: Paramedic
    For those who want to build on their EMT-Basic training. As a paramedic, you may be employed by the fire department, hospital, or private ambulance companies. You'll be the eyes, ears, and hands of an emergency physician while in the field. The program is designed to prepare graduates to meet Washington state certification requirements and to take the National Registry EMT-Paramedic examination.

Contact Melissa Stoddard, MPH, NREMT-P, Program Chair

Program Description

The Paramedic Education Program is a 2-year program designed to prepare graduates to meet state certification requirements, as well as to take the National Registry Paramedic examination.

The TCC Paramedic Education Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727.210.2350. The CAAHEP website is:

Upon successful completion of the certificate program, students have the option to pursue an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree.

Learn More

EMHS Virtual Information Session
Paramedic Program Packet 2015
Paramedic Education Online Admission Process 2015

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