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Fall, Spring, and Summer Cohorts

Fall Cohort

The Weber State University Fall paramedic cohort begins every fall semester and concludes at the end of the subsequent spring semester.

The application deadline for Fall cohort candidates is May 15th.

Applications will be accepted after the deadline; however, early applicants will receive first consideration and acceptance will be dependent on available spots.

No applications will be accepted after June 22nd.

The format and cost of the Fall cohort is as follows:

  • Monday and Friday lectures from 1:00 - 5:00 starting in August and ending in February.
    • Lectures can be attended on the Ogden campus or by internet for select individuals (see Distance Learning for more information).
  • Wednesday skills labs from 9:00 - 5:00 starting in September and ending in February.
    • Skills labs must be attended on the main Ogden campus.
  • 240 hours of clinical hospital rotations begin in October and end in February.
    • Clinical rotations must be completed at a WSU affiliated facility.
  • 480 hours of field internship begins in February and ends in April.
    • Students are assigned to one specific ALS proctor and are required to mimic that proctor's schedule until all internship requirements are met. Field Internship must be completed at a WSU affiliated ALS agency.
    • The student's location, work schedule, and personal requests will be considered in determining their assigned ALS agency.
    • Students who are employed by an affiliated ALS EMS agency may fulfill their field internship with that agency; however, field internship hours must be completed while the student is riding as a third person and must be identifiable as a WSU student.
  • National Registry of EMTs testing for certification will occur in April. All of the requirements of the WSU paramedic program must be fulfilled prior to being recommended to test for NREMT certification. More details about all of the program requirements can be found at Paramedic Program Expectations
  • Cost: the Fall cohort is a State of Utah subsidized course and is dependent on the total number of credits taken by the student each semester. For the 36 hours of core paramedic credits, the total cost is approximately $6000. Also, consult the WSU tuition schedule

Spring Cohort

The Weber State University Spring paramedic cohort begins every spring semester and concludes at the end of the subsequent summer semester.

The application deadline for the Spring cohort candidates is September 15th.

Applications will be accepted after the deadline; however, early applicants will receive first consideration and acceptance will be dependent on available spots. The format and cost of the Spring cohort is as follows:

  • Monday and Wednesday lectures from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm starting in January and ending in June.
    • Lectures can be attended on the Ogden campus, the Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, or by internet for select individuals (see Distance Learning for more information).
  • Weekend skills labs (Saturday & Sunday) from 9:00 - 5:00 approximately every other weekend starting in February and ending in June.
    • Skills labs must be attended on the main Ogden campus or the Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus.
  • 240 hours of clinical hospital rotations begin in March and end in June.
    • Clinical rotations must be completed at a WSU affiliated facility.
  • 480 hours of field internship begins in June and ends in August.
    • Students are assigned to one specific ALS proctor and are required to mimic that proctor's schedule until all internship requirements are met. Field Internship must be completed at a WSU affiliated ALS agency.
    • The student's location, work schedule, and personal requests will be considered in determining their assigned ALS agency.
    • Students who are employed by an affiliated ALS EMS agency may fulfill their field internship with that agency; however, field internship hours must be completed while the student is riding as a third person and must be identifiable as a WSU student.
  • National Registry of EMTs testing for certification will occur in August. All of the requirements of the WSU paramedic program must be fulfilled prior to being recommended to test for NREMT certification. More details about all of the program requirements can be found at Paramedic Program Expectations.
  • Cost: the Spring cohort is NOT a State of Utah subsidized course and is therefore offered through WSU's Continuing Education Department at a flat rate. This allows students from outside of the state to attend without paying out-of-state tuition. For the 36 hours of core paramedic credits, the total cost is $7,900.  Federal financial aid can be applied to tuition.

Summer Cohort

The Weber State University Summer paramedic cohort begins every Summer semester and concludes at the end of the subsequent Fall semester.

The application deadline for Summer cohort candidates is February 15th.

Applications will be accepted after the deadline; however, early applicants will receive first consideration and acceptance will be dependent on available spots.

No applications will be accepted after the third week in April.

The format and cost of the Summer cohort is as follows:

  • Tuesday and Thursday lectures from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm starting in May and ending in October.
    • Lectures can be attended remotely by use of high speed internet.  Lectures contiue to be live and interactive.
  • Weekend skills labs (Saturday & Sunday) from 9:00 - 5:00 approximately every other weekend starting in May and ending in October.
    • Skills labs will be held in select locations throughout the Intermountain West Region.
  • 240 hours of clinical hospital rotations begin in May and end in August.
    • Clinical rotations must be completed at a WSU affiliated facility.  WSU has affiliation agreements with multiple facilities throughout the Intermountain West Region.  If a current affiliation agreement does not exist, an agreement can be established but is at the discretion of the facility.
  • 480 hours of field internship begins in October and ends in December.
    • Students are assigned to one specific ALS proctor and are required to mimic that proctor's schedule until all internship requirements are met. Field Internship must be completed at a WSU affiliated ALS agency.  WSU has affiliation agreements with multiple agencies throughout the Intermountain West Region.  If a current affiliation agreement does not exist, an agreement can be established but is at the discretion of the agency.
    • The student's location, work schedule, and personal requests will be considered in determining their assigned ALS agency.
    • Students who are employed by an affiliated ALS EMS agency may fulfill their field internship with that agency; however, field internship hours must be completed while the student is riding as a third person and must be identifiable as a WSU student.
  • National Registry of EMTs testing for certification will occur in December. All of the requirements of the WSU paramedic program must be fulfilled prior to being recommended to test for NREMT certification. More details about all of the program requirements can be found at Paramedic Program Expectations.
  • Cost: the Summer cohort is NOT a State of Utah subsidized course and is therefore offered through WSU's Continuing Education Department at a flat rate. This allows students from outside of the state to attend without paying out-of-state tuition. For the 36 hours of core paramedic credits, the total cost is $7,900.  Federal financial aid can be applied to tuition.