Admissions EMT-Basic The Emergency Medical Technician - Basic program admission is a selective process. The admissions procedure is outlined in the Emergency Medical Services Professions admissions packet. Students must show proof of successful completion of an American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers course. A CPR course will be offered before and during course for those students who do not possess the proper CPR credentials. Paramedic Admission into the Advanced EMT and Paramedic programs at Del Mar College is a selective process. The admissions procedure is outlined in the Emergency Medical Services Professions admissions packet. Advanced programs are started twice a year. Program is started each summer and fall semester and classes are two to three times a week from 8 to 5 p.m. To be considered for admission into either the fall or summer program, applicants must submit their completed admissions packets. Call (361) 698-1724 for the admissions packet deadline. JCAHO Requirements – Prior to starting clinical rotations, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requires that all students enrolling in the EMT program course must: Have a current Tuberculosis test (no more than six (6) months old). Students who prove to be “positive” for TB may have to delay starting their clinical rotations until they are determined to be non-infectious. (approx. $15.00) Have completed the Hepatitis B series of inoculations. (approx. $180.00) Submit current immunization records showing that all immunizations (e.g. MMR, DPT, Varicella) are current. (Fees for records are usually minimal. If immunizations are not current, fees are determined for the specific immunization(s) needed.) Successfully complete a drug screen (approx. $32.00). Due date assigned each semester. TDAP - tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis within the past 10 years. Submit a criminal background check (approx. $35.00) with admissions packet.