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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
    The online application for the Paramedic Program for the hybrid paramedic program is open now until Jan. 30, 2021. The traditional paramedic program will be open from March 14–May 29, 2021. You are required to provide proof of minimum qualifications, the following information must be submitted electronically with your online application:
    • A resume.
    • A one-page letter stating why you desire to become a Paramedic.
    • A copy of current AHA Health Care Provider BLS CPR Card.
    • A copy of valid Nevada State AEMT certificate (per NAC 450B.720).
    • Two letters of recommendation.
    • Unofficial College transcript(s).
    • A copy of high school diploma or HSE (formerly GED).
    • A copy of high school transcripts.
  3. Complete Background Check
    All candidates must complete a TMCC Paramedic Academy background check through Select school, program and complete required fields.
  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.

Selection Process

Application Review

Application reviews will be done by the Public Safety department faculty members. Note that candidate notifications are completed via email. Only completed applications with all of the uploaded information will be considered.

Written Exam

Those meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to a written exam. The written exam will be completed at TMCC at the Pennington Health Sciences Center. You will receive an email with the date and time when the test must be completed. The written exam is a computer-based exam and measures basic EMT knowledge, reading level, writing level, math level and test anxiety level. Those who pass the written exam will be invited to an oral interview.

Oral Interviews

Oral interviews will be conducted with the EMS Faculty of the Public Safety Department. You will receive an email invite once you have completed the written exam. This is a professional interview and professional dress is required. 

Paramedic Prep Course

Candidates who are successful in both the written and interview phases will be notified of their conditional acceptance to the Paramedic Prep Course which starts before the actual didactic program begins.

The Prep Course is a prerequisite to the Paramedic Program, and mandatory for any candidates desiring to be accepted into the Paramedic Program.

The Paramedic Prep Course is a two-week, for-credit course, and covers review/remediation of basic EMS skills, anatomy and physiology, medical math and medical terminology. The Prep Course is the final competitive aspect for acceptance into the Paramedic Program. This course will be in-person for the traditional program and synchronous/asynchronous online for the hybrid program. Once this course has been completed, students will have fulfilled their acceptance into the program. 


Once accepted into the Paramedic Program, you must provide proof of the following:

  1. Satisfy all general College admission requirements.
  2. Be at least 18 years of age or older upon program start date.
  3. Pass a physical DOT examination.
    • Complete a TMCC drug screening and immunization check through Select school, program and complete required fields.

Failure to provide proof of these items by the first day of class will result in dismissal from the Paramedic Program.

For further information: contact us.

TMCC Paramedic Program Application

Important: Do not submit any document that contains social security numbers. If necessary, black out or redact sensitive information prior to attaching. See Also: Information Security/FERPA

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