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Applied Technology Diploma
This is a Limited Access program.
This program prepares students for employment as paramedics to function at the advanced pre-hospital - paramedic level and treat various medical/trauma conditions, using appropriate equipment and materials. The program allows a student to advance their scope of practice as an out-of-hospital provider of emergency medical care. The program curriculum follows the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Paramedic and the Florida Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks for Paramedic. Each course of the program is divided into three sections with the final course offering an additional section for the student to ride on an ALS-permitted ambulance. At the completion of the program, the student will receive an Applied Technical Diploma and will meet the pre-requisites for the Florida paramedic certification examination.
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.
After obtaining state of Florida Paramedic certification the student will be eligible for employment as a paramedic in the State of Florida. In accordance with Chapter 64E-2 of the Florida Administrative Code, the program prepares students for certification as paramedics. Upon 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 (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 www.caahep.org.
CoAEMSP contact information: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, (214) 703-8445, fax (214) 703-8992 or www.coaemsp.org.
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/.
This program is limited to currently employed Certified Firefighter/EMT Fire/Rescue Department personnel in Duval, Nassau, Baker or Camden Counties to meet the Professional Development requirements as a Paramedic within their respected departments.
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.
- Meet the FSCJ requirements as a Career Certificate program seeking student. Have a clock hour program application file with academic plan B393 selected.
- Provide a letter of reference from the Fire Chief of the appropriate Fire/Rescue Department.
- Complete the online Paramedic application by the published deadline and include a copy of current Florida EMT Certification or verification of EMT application from Medical Quality Assurance (MQA). Per 401.2701(1)(b) 2. F.S. at bit.ly/FS-ems-training: Paramedic programs must be available only to Florida-certified emergency medical technicians or an emergency medical technician applicant who will obtain Florida certification prior to completion of phase one of the paramedic program.
- Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from both high school/GED® and any postsecondary education. Transcripts must be officially sealed and sent directly from the awarding institution via electronic delivery to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to FSCJ Admissions Office, PO Box 40515, Jacksonville, FL 32203.
- After acceptance into the Paramedic program:
- Submit to a criminal background check (national).
- Submit to a drug screening.
- Submit to a physical examination.
- Provide proof of immunizations (rubella, German measles, mumps, varicella, H1N1 virus, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, and flu shot).
- Provide proof of current driver’s license.
- Provide proof of current personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage; and.
- Provide proof of current health insurance coverage.
- Provide proof of current Basic Life Support provider (BLS) card. The approved providers are as follows:
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
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Note: Admissions preference is given to fully qualified candidates who have met all entrance criteria, including the satisfaction of prerequisite courses. Should seats remain available in the program cohort, applicants who fulfill admissions criteria prior to the start of the program will be considered next, followed by those with the highest number of completed prerequisite courses. Qualified applicants with pending prerequisite course requirements will receive a conditional acceptance letter outlining the remaining criteria for full program admission.
- Fall term: May 15
- Spring term: September 15
- Summer term: February 15
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