Workforce Certificate (PSAV/Clock Hour program)
This is a Limited Access program.
Student Alert: This program is scheduled for inactivation effective fall term 2019 per FLDOE mandate and pending approval from the College's DBOT and approval from SACSCOC. For more information, please contact Professor Thomas McCrone at (904) 766-6517 or Thomas.McCrone@fscj.edu.
This program prepares students for certification and initial employment as an entry-level paramedic. The program follows the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Paramedic and Florida Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks for Paramedic. The course is divided into three sections or phases with several courses per phase. The final phase has an additional course for the student to ride on an ALS-permitted ambulance. At the completion of the program, the student will receive a workforce certificate and will meet the prerequisites for the Florida paramedic certification examination.
This program allows a student to advance their scope of practice as an out-of-hospital provider of emergency medical care. The Medical Director and/or the Program Director select all students.
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, floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/licensing-ems-education/.
After obtaining state of Florida Paramedic certification the student will be eligible for employment as a paramedic in the State of Florida.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam to quality for certification as a Florida Paramedic and a National Registered Paramedic.
For information about the NREMT paramedic certification, visit nremt.org/rwd/public/document/paramedic. Learn more about the NREMT at nremt.org.
For information about Florida paramedics licensing and regulation, visit floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/emt-paramedics/.
The Florida State College at Jacksonville's 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).
CAAHEP contact information: 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350, or caahep.org.
CoAEMSP contact information: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, (214) 703-8445, fax (214) 703-8992 or coaemsp.org.
The Paramedic Program is a Limited Access program. All needed instructions and documents will be provided during the admission process.
To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance into the program, applicants must complete the following as instructed during the admission process:
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Provide a copy of high school diploma or equivalency degree.
- Provide a copy of a current Florida EMT certification.
- Provide a copy of a current AHA Health Care provider CPR card (front and back).
- Provide a copy of a current driver's license.
- Provide a copy of current health insurance coverage.
- Submit to a criminal background check (national).
- Submit to a drug screen test.
- Submit to a physical examination.
- Provide proof of immunizations (rubella, German measles, mumps, varicella, H1N1 virus, hepatitis B, and tuberculosis).
- Submit TABE, CPT, SAT, or ACT scores.
- Submit Paramedic application by the published deadline. Have a clock hour program application on file with academic plan 5793 selected.
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student's completion of the program. In order to earn the Workforce Certificate, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s) on the TABE or qualify for a TABE waiver. Visit fscj.edu/assessment/available-assessments/tabe/tabe-certificate for program exit scores or bit.ly/TABEwaiver for the TABE waiver form. Students with prior coursework, test scores or licensing may qualify for a TABE waiver and can visit or contact any College Assessment and Certification Center to have the waiver processed and added to their individual student record. College Assessment and Certification locations and information can be found at fscj.edu/assessment. For students who do not meet the required TABE scores and need assistance in order to meet the exit requirement(s), the College offers remediation through the Applied Academics for Adult Education (8525) (N.C.) program. Remediation consists of tutoring, referral to online resources and/or completion of the following coursework in Reading, Mathematics and Language:
Students interested in this program should be advised by the instructor or Program Manager before enrolling in coursework.
- Fall term: June 1
- Spring term: November 1
- Summer term: March 1
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