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EMS Applications

How to Apply

Coastal Alabama’s Paramedic program follows a selective admissions process. This requires a unique TWO-STEP application process:

STEP 1: General Admission

This is the application process for Coastal Alabama Community College, but NOT the Paramedic 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 100, if these courses have not already been completed with a “C” or higher prior to admission to the Paramedic program. 

STEP 2: Admission to the Paramedic Program

This process is REQUIRED and allows students to apply to the Paramedic program. Students must:

  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. Remain in good standing with Coastal Alabama (minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA).
  4. Meet the Alabama Community College System Essential Eligibility Criteria.
  5. Submit a minimum composite score of 18 on ACT. 
  6. Submit a copy of current NREMT or Alabama State EMT License.
  7. Be eligible to take the following courses, if not already completed with a grade of “C” or better: *See advisor about core academic 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, students will be required to provide the following:

  1. Essential Job Functions Form (completed by a physician). Form provided by EMS department.
  2. Current BLS CPR Certification for the Healthcare Provider – (Classes offered through EMS department)
  3. Documentation of current immunizations – (Form provided by EMS department)
  4. Proof of current 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/Eligibility Criteria with or without reasonable accommodations. Note: Any student seeking accommodations must request ADA accommodations with the ADA specialist: *Students must have adequate internet access to complete online assignments and communicate with college personnel.