This is a limited access program.
Creating competent, ethical, confident entry-level health care practitioners committed to professional development through life-long learning in a positive, non-discriminatory and supportive learning environment.
An emergency medical services system consists of many different components. Paramedic is the advanced level for work in the EMS field. Paramedics provide advanced life support and transportation for the sick and injured.
This program prepares graduates to function as entry-level paramedics. Upon completion of the program, graduates are awarded a technical certificate and are eligible to apply to sit for the Florida state board examination to qualify for certification as a paramedic in the state of Florida. Graduates of the technical certificate program may elect to continue for the A.S. degree in emergency medical services (EMS) technology. A minimum grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all professional core courses.
Students who have successfully completed HSC 0003 may substitute it for EMS 1059.
Expected Job Growth
The numbers of jobs added to the field will be much faster than average, according to the Department of Labor.
Certification and Licensing
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the Florida State Board or National Registry exams.
The Florida State College at Jacksonville’s North Campus Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
To contact CAAHEP:
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 210-2350
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: (214) 703-8445
Fax: (214) 703-8992
The Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Paramedic program is approved as a Paramedic Training Program by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Medical Services, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, FL, 32399, (850) 245-4440.
To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the Paramedic program, students must:
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Submit a Paramedic application to the EMS office by the published deadline.
- Student must be a Florida-certified EMT or obtain Florida EMT certification prior to completion of phase one of the Paramedic program.
NOTE: Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. (Contact the EMS office for application deadline.)
Need More Information? Contact:
Thomas McCrone, North Campus, (904) 766-6517 or firstname.lastname@example.org
June Deaton, North Campus, (904) 766-6513 or email@example.com