The Paramedic Credit/Certificate Program is a Limited Access, three-semester 43-credit-hour program (minimum 1100 hours) and is Nationally Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) through the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Courses meet the requirements of the most current (1998) US DOT National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for Paramedic. In addition to the NSC, courses include State of Florida specific information. Paramedic students will learn advanced life support patient care procedures, which builds upon the knowledge of EMT.
The Program consists of classroom, lab, hospital clinical, and ambulance clinical components. This Program requires a strong commitment to the profession. The program is designed to turn out entry level medical professionals. Within 14-days of successful completion of all components of the Paramedic program, the student will be issued a Certificate of Completion The student is then eligible to take the State of Florida Paramedic and/or the National Registry Certification Examination.