Paramedic Programs

Central Washington University

Paramedic Education Program

Department of Health Sciences

400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7572

Program director: Colin Nash, paramedic

Contact information: 509-963-1379, email Colin Nash

Medical director: Jack Horsley, MD

Columbia Basin Community College

Paramedic Education Program

2600 N. 20th Ave.
MS R-2
Pasco, Washington 99301

Program director: Troy Stratford, B.S. EMT-P

Contact information: Phone: 509-544-8320, email Troy Stratford

Medical director: Dr. Kevin Hodges, MD

Class information

  • Class Capacity: 21; begins: January; Length: 18 months
  • Award: Certificate, AAS
Harborview Medical Center – University of Washington

Michael K. Copass, MD, Paramedic Training Program

325 9th Ave., Mail Stop: 359727
Seattle, WA 98104

Program director: Eric Timm, RN

Contact information: Phone: 206-521-1224, email Eric Timm

Medical director: Michael Sayre, MD

Class information

  • Class Capacity: 24; begins: October; length: 10 months
  • Tuition: Sponsorship by Regional EMS Employers ONLY
  • Award: Certificate
Providence Health Training

Paramedic Education Program

1313 N. Atlantic, Ste. 4900
Spokane, WA 99201

Program director: James Akramoff, BS, EMT-P

Contact information: Phone: 509-473-6007, email James Akramoff

Medical director: Jacob Rabe, MD

Class information

  • Class Capacity: 26
  • Tuition: scholarships available, GI Bill
  • Award: Certificate of Completion
Tacoma Community College

Paramedic Education Program

6501 S. 19th St.
Tacoma, WA 98466

Program director: Joshua Wright, BA, PM

Contact information: Phone: 253-566-5220, email Joshua Wright

Medical director: Joseph Hoffman, MD

Satellite/Alternative Program location:

Tacoma Community College – Pierce College Campus

Pierce College
9401 Farwest Dr. S.W.
Lakewood, WA  98498

Class information

  • Class Capacity: 24; begins: September; length: nine months, 18 months
  • Tuition: Resident: about $5400; non-resident-about $9,800
  • Award: Certificate, APA (Associate of Applied Science)
Tacoma Fire Department

Paramedic Education Program

2124 Marshall Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98421

Program director: Chris Rock

Contact information: 253-591-5149

Medical director: Ryan Gerecht, MD

Class information

  • Class Capacity: 12; begins: winter; length: 15 months
  • Tuition: $9,500 per year
  • Award: Certificate
  • Prerequisites: Applicants must be employed and sponsored by a career fire department that provides Advanced Life Support and be a member in good standing with the IAFF. All applicants must be placed on special assignment by their sponsoring agency as needed to complete clinical and field rotations, as well as the Capstone Field Internship. Applicants must have current Washington State EMT Certification and have a minimum of 18 months experience as an EMT. Applicants must also have a valid driver's license and a high school diploma, GED or college transcripts.
Washington State - CAAHEP/CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LOR)

Application for Commission on Accreditation of Allied Education Programs (CAAHEP) Accreditation Pending

Bellingham Technical College

Paramedic Education Program
3028 Lindbergh Ave.
Bellingham, WA. 98225

Program director: Scott Ryckman, EMS Division Chief, Bellingham Fire Department | Whatcom County Fire District #8

Program Dean: Matthew Santos

Contact information: 360-752-8449

Medical director: Ralph Weiche, MD

Class information

  • Class Capacity: 12; begins: January
  • Length: 12 months for degree
  • Tuition for Certificate: $13,000 
  • Applicants must be sponsored by a Washington State ALS Service
  • Award: Certificate, Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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