• Admissions


    The Emergency Medical Technician - Basic program is an open enrollment program.

    Students must meet the required Reading, English, and Math levels (Reading-3, English-3, Math-2).

    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.


    Admission into the Advanced EMT program at Del Mar College is a selective process. The admissions procedure is outlined in the Del Mar College Emergency Medical Services Professions Advanced Program Admissions Packet

    Advanced programs are started twice a year. A daytime program is started each fall and a night program is started each spring. To be considered for admission into either the fall day program or Spring program, applicants must submit their completed admissions packets. 

    Please contact the EMS Professions office for exact submission deadlines.

    JCAHO Requirements – Prior to starting clinical rotations, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requires that all students enrolling in the EMT-Basic 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) 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)
    • TDAP - tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis within the past 10 years.
    • Submit a criminal background check (approx. $35.00)