Sylvia Watterson

Sylvia Watterson

Sylvia Watterson is a Professor here at Columbia College.

I have been teaching here since 2002, first as an adjunct instructor, then in 2007, as the full-time EMS Instructor/Coordinator. I am also an American Heart Association Instructor and teach BLS CPR/AED and Basic 1st Aid.

I worked on an ambulance in the field, first as an EMT then as a paramedic, since 1987. While I was an EMT, I continued my education and eventually earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. I maintain my paramedic license although I quit working in the field several years ago.

While I primarily teach topics in emergency medicine, including Conversational Medical Spanish, I have taught Medical Terminology many times. 

I am a volunteer for the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) and have facilitated numerous courses at the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation at Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown, CA.

Office hours are in Canvas.