(42 credit hours)
The Paramedic Certificate program prepares a student for employment as a paramedic functioning at the advanced prehospital emergency care level.
PHTLS for Paramedics will be included as part of the course schedule for the first semester and must be successfully completed to receive credit for EMS 2271C - Paramedic I .
ACLS and PEPP/PALS will be included as part of the second semester and must be successfully completed to receive credit for EMS 2272C - Paramedic II . This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will perform patient care procedures within their defined scope of practice during the clinical setting.
- Students will apply basic knowledge and demonstrate critical thinking skills in order to assess and treat a variety of medical and trauma injuries across the lifespan.
- Students will demonstrate professional behaviors in the classroom and clinical environments.
To be considered for this program, a student must:
- have a high school diploma or GED certificate,
- complete a physical examination, immunization requirements, laboratory studies, background check, and drug test before entering any clinical area,
- take a placement exam if not exempt by state board of education rule 6A-10.0315,
- be a currently certified and maintain certification with the state of Florida as an EMT-B,
- meet with the Paramedic Program Coordinator before admission is approved.
Students will comply with screening standards within clinical agencies for student training. In addition, students will be certified drug free by urinalysis.
This is a limited access program. A student should not assume admission until he or she is officially notified, in writing, by the EMS Program Coordinator. All courses must be completed with a C or better.