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Paramedic Certificate & Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs

Start your career as a paramedic at Tacoma Community College.

Paramedic Certificate

Apply in the spring for this one-year, 61-credit certificate program, which starts summer quarter. Before applying to the Paramedic Program, you must earn your EMT Certificate and complete all prerequisites.   Students may choose to take an additional credits in order to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. 

Application Ready Information Sessions

Thank you for your interest in the Paramedic program! Applications opened on January 15th, and will close on Sunday, March 31st at 11:59 p.m.

If you have any questions about the application process, or what is required for admittance into the program, please stop by at one of our drop-in “Application Ready” information sessions. Healthcare Pathway Specialists and Academic Advisors will be on-hand to answer questions and provide guidance. Dates, times and locations are below.

Information Session Dates

  • Wednesday, February 14th, from 1-2 p.m. in Bldg. 13, Room 222
  • Thursday, March 28th, from 1-2 p.m. in Bldg. 13, Room 222


Apply to the Paramedic Certificate Program

The 2024 Paramedic Application will be available on January 15, 2024. The deadline for submission in March 31, 2024.

Program Overview

Learn more about TCC's Paramedic Program


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Please reach out to a Pathway Specialist to learn more about the Emergency Medical Services program.