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EMS Applications

How to Apply

EMS Applications are selective admissions, which require a unique TWO-STEP application process:

STEP 1: General Admission

This process provides acceptance to Coastal Alabama Community College, but NOT the EMS program.

  1. Submit your general college application
  2. Submit transcripts from all colleges and high school or a GED - submitted by July 1st to the office of Admissions
  3. Satisfy placement test requirements by July 1st
    • ACT scores, Accuplacer, High School GPA may be used for placement.
    • Scores on ACT or high school grades must meet the requirement for English 101 and Math 116, if these courses have not already been completed with a “C” or higher prior to admission to dental assisting.

STEP 2: To the EMS Department

This process is REQUIRED and allows students to apply to the EMS program.

EMS applications must be submitted by the deadline.

  • FALL deadline is June 1st
  1. Submission of completed Paramedic Application to the EMS Department.
  2. Minimum of 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all previous EMS coursework.
  3. Good standing with Coastal Alabama (minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA).
  4. Meeting the Alabama Community College System Essential Functions for paramedic.
  5. Minimum composite score of 18 on ACT.
  6. Submission of copy of current NREMT or Alabama State EMT License.
  7. Completion of the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better: *See advisor about prerequisite courses*
    1. ENG 101 (English Composition I)
    2. MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra (or higher level Math)
    3. BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I

STEP 3: Upon program acceptance, you will be required to provide the following:

  1. Current History & Physical Evaluation Form, completed by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant – (Form provided by EMS department)
  2. Current two-man professional CPR Certification – (Classes offered through EMS department)
  3. Documentation of current immunizations – (Form provided by EMS department)
  4. Proof of having medical insurance – (Student plan available for purchase)
  5. Drug screening and background check, completed within the current calendar year, as stipulated by the agencies which the Department of EMS contracts for clinical experiences.
  6. Ability to meet all Essential Functions of the Paramedic Program with or without reasonable accommodations. (Note: Any student requiring accommodations must meet with the Dean of Student Development.)
  7. Internet access to access the college website for daily assignments by computer