Paramedic Program Admission Application

Admission Procedures

Admission to the Paramedic Program (Certificate of Achievement) is limited and requires special procedures.

  1. Apply to the College
    Complete a TMCC Application for Admission and view important dates and deadlines. If you have questions, contact the Admissions and Records Office.

  2. Complete the Paramedic Program Application
    Submit an online application for the Paramedic Program.

    • The traditional program application is available March 1–May 30, 2024.
    • The hybrid/online program application is available Sep. 1–Oct. 30, 2024.

    You are required to provide proof of minimum qualifications, the following information must be submitted electronically with your online application:

    • A resume.
    • A Statement of Purpose: A one-page letter stating why you desire to become a Paramedic.
    • A copy of a valid Nevada State EMT/AEMT certificate (per NAC 450B.720).
    • Unofficial College transcript(s).
    • Note: EMS 204 is a prerequisite to the Traditional Paramedic Program only.
  3. Complete the Following Requirements
    • Background Check (valid for 6 months; cost: $49.50)
      Students are required to undergo a background check through Background checks typically take 3-5 normal business days to complete and are valid for 6 months, counting the length of the semester.
      • Go to
      • Select your school and program from the dropdown menus (enter Truckee Meadows Community College – EMS Academy).
      • Note: Background checks are conducted by PreCheck, Inc., a firm specializing in background checks for healthcare workers.
    • Drug Screen (valid for 1 year; cost: $35)
    • Immunizations, CPR Card, Insurance, Driver's License (cost: $20)
      All documents must be uploaded through and we will verify compliance after documents are uploaded.
      • Immunizations: You will need to provide documentation of your current immunization status.
        • Tetanus, Diphtheria (DT or TDaP) within 10 years.
        • Proof of negative TB status, stating one of the following tests: Quantiferon blood test, OR 2 negative TB PPD test reads within last 6 months, OR 3 consecutive annual TB PPD (-) skin tests, OR if positive, chest x-ray.
        • Hepatitis B 3-Part Series (must have #1 and #2 to enter the class; #3 by end of first semester) or Titer.
        • MMR immunization (2 during lifetime) or Titer.
        • Varicella (2 during lifetime) or verified history of chickenpox or Titer.
      • CPR Card: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS).  All students must maintain an American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR certification through the program. The only acceptable CPR certification is the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS). No other CPR certification will be accepted. It is the student's responsibility to maintain these certifications. You may obtain certification through TMCC's CPR Department or through any other agency.
      • Insurance: You will need to provide proof of your Major Medical Insurance Coverage for the class term.
      • Driver’s License: You will need to provide a copy of your driver's license or state-issued ID (must be 18 years old).
  4. Apply for Financial Aid
    Get help with your college expenses by completing the online FAFSA by these priority deadlines: July 1 for Fall, December 1 for Spring, April 1 for Summer. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact the Financial Aid Office, or reach out to one of our financial literacy peer mentors.

    Please note in order to complete the FAFSA you must be a citizen, permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen of the U.S. as documented by Citizenship and Immigration Services.