The paramedic certificate prepares you to perform the skills of an EMT and train in advanced life support techniques, including endotracheal intubation, electrocardiogram monitoring and interpretation, DC electrical counter shock, and administration of intravenous fluids and medications.
This program offers different schedules with three admission dates per year.
- Spring Semester: September 15
- Summer Semester: January 15
- Fall Semester: May 15
In addition to performing the skills of an EMT, paramedics are trained in advanced life support techniques, including endotracheal intubation, electrocardiogram monitoring, and interpretation, DC electrical countershock and administration of intravenous fluids and medications.
The program is offered on different schedules with three admission dates per year (see the allied health admissions criteria and procedure section of this catalog).
Effective July 1, 2013, the Florida Department of Health and the Department of Education adopted the 2009 National Emergency Medical Service Education Standards for Paramedic Instruction Guidelines to replace the 1998 DOT EMT and Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. Paramedic is currently offered at the Dale Mabry and South Shore campuses.
This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.
Program Required Courses
YEAR I – First Semester
†EMS 2621 Paramedic Phase I - 7 cr.
EMS 2621L Paramedic Phase I Practicum - 4 cr.
EMS 2666 Paramedic Clinical I - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Second Semester
†EMS 2622 Paramedic Phase II - 8 cr.
EMS 2622L Paramedic Phase II Practicum - 4 cr.
EMS 2667 Paramedic Clinical II - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Third Semester
†EMS 2617C Assessment - Based Management Proficiency - 2 cr.
†EMS 2623 Paramedic Phase III - 6 cr.
EMS 2623L Paramedic Phase III Practicum - 2 cr.
EMS 2668 Paramedic Clinical III - 3 cr.