Program Campus Offered Program Length Application required? Pre-Requisites Applications accepted
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic

San Luis Obispo and North County
(Paso Robles)

18 weeks

(1 semester)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Refresher

Online, with one mandatory meeting (skills testing) on the San Luis Obispo Campus


9 weeks




completion of EMT course within last 24 months

see Course catalog


San Luis Obispo

3 semesters YES


see Paramedic Program page 

March 1, 2019-    April 30, 2019 at        4:00 p.m. PST

EMS Programs Mission Statement

The mission of the Cuesta College EMS Program is to provide the highest educational standards for students preparing to become prehospital care providers in a supportive learning environment. We strive to teach our students the highest quality of prehospital emergency care, with the expectation that each will practice the same standard of excellence that we hold for ourselves. We aspire to impart the importance of providing professional, non-discriminatory care for all people in their time of crisis. Our goal is to have our graduates enter their public servant careers as competent, ethical, and confident entry-level health care practitioners who are committed to professional development through lifelong learning.


For information about our programs, contact the Allied Health Program Specialist, Claire Hawkins at or (805) 546-3100 ext. 2283. . For information on how to become a student at Cuesta, program prerequisites, priority registration, course equivalencies, student education plans, degrees, or transferring to or from Cuesta, please contact Counseling at (805) 546-3138.