HCC Paramedic Program Mission Statement:
To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Under the auspices of the Emergency Medical Services program, students first become certified as an emergency medical technician and secondly as a paramedic. Graduates of the EMT and paramedic program earn a college credit certificate. Those who wish to enhance their credentials can pursue an Associate in Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services Associate Programs.
Hillsborough Community College's Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763
To contact CoAEMSP:
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020. The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic Cognitive exam was 83.7%.
The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 94.5%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program. The most recent retention rate was 82%.
HCC EMS Programs Graduation and Certificate Exam Results
Graduation Rate EMT Certificate Program:
2018 288/380 = 76%
2019 190/229 =82%
2020* 246/242 = 98%(*Includes students who graduated late due to pandemic related delays)
NREMT EMT Certificate Exam Pass Rate
2018 First Attempt = 68%, Cumulative Pass within three attempts: 87%
2019 First Attempt = 69%, Cumulative Pass within three attempts: 85%
2020 First Attempt= 62% Cumulative Pass within three attempts 81%
Graduation Rate for Admitted Paramedic Certificate Program Students
2018 94/105 =88%
2019 126/138 =91.3%
2020 109/133 = 82%
Pass rates for the National Registry Paramedic Exam
2018* 82/91 =91.1 (*Included some students taking Florida Certification Exam)
2019 96/124 =77.4%
2020 87/109=83.7 %
Three Year Average: 84%
Positive Job Placement Paramedic Graduates:
2018 76/94 - 80.9%
2019: 109/126 86.5%
2020: 103/109 94.5%