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Career Cluster:

Health Science

Exit Requirements:

Reading: 10 Math: 10 Language: 10

Enrollment Open To:

Adult Students (Advanced Placement is not available for this program)

Program Start Dates:

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Paramedic Application

Paramedic Program Schedule

Program costs & book list: TBA

Paramedic Program Accreditation Information

Paramedic Program Outcome Results 2015-2017

Short Term Public Safety Courses

FCTC’s Public Safety Campus offers periodic training courses for Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics and other professionals. Some of the courses are EVOC, EMT Refresher, Tri-County Testing, Fire Apparatus Operator/Pump Ops, etc. See the Public Safety Campus Short Term Courses page for more details.

These courses are offered periodically based on student need and number of students registered for the course. More information is available at the North Campus in St. Augustine (3640 Gaines Road) where the classes take place.

To register contact our Registration Department at (904) 547-3542 or email [email protected] for more information.



Public Safety Campus

Program Day/Evening:


What You'll Learn:

  • Administer approved medications
  • Apply an external pacemaker
  • Assess a patient’s condition and select appropriate treatment
  • EMS communication systems
  • HIV/AIDS education
  • IV therapy
  • Perform advanced airway techniques such as intubation & cricothyrotomys
  • Read & interpret standard and twelve lead EKGs
  • Shocking a patient to restore a normal heart rhythm
  • Treat critically ill or injured patients

Program Hours:


full time enrollment = 12 months, actual months may change depending on scheduled hours in class

Program Estimated Cost:

$5,665 (Based on Florida Residency Requirements)


OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
B EMS0219 Paramedic 248
B EMS0220 Paramedic 426
B EMS0221 Paramedic 426

Employment Opportunities:

  • Ambulance service
  • Fire stations
  • Hospitals
  • Paramedic – emergency room
  • Paramedic – Private ambulance
  • Physician offices

Industry Certifications:

Florida Paramedic certification

NREMT Paramedic certification

Starting Salaries:

*Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida




Instructor or Department Contact Information:

Name:  Frank McElroy , Coordinator, Public Safety Campus

Email:   [email protected]

Phone:  904-547-3540

For gainful employment information please click here.


Name:  Ronnette Waycaster

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 904-547-3542