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Paramedic

Hours

1,100 hours / 48 weeks / 12 months

Class Schedule

 

 

Cost

Tuition is approximately $4,542,00 plus books and fees

Testing Requirements

Reading: 597
Math: 627
Language: 608

GED/High School Diploma Required

Test Center

Location

FCTC Public Safety Campus

OVERVIEW

Experience the thrill of treating critically injured patients in a level one trauma center

Provide vital emergency care while working side by side with licensed paramedics, firefighters, nurses, and doctors

Lead a team of experienced paramedics while riding on advanced life support rescue units

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for state and national certification, immediate employment and further education

Average Salary

$32,930 /year

Recent Employers of Graduates include:

  • St. Johns County Fire Rescue
  • City of St. Augustine
  • Clay County Fire Rescue
  • Jacksonville Fire Rescue
  • Putnam County Fire and EMS

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

Instruction

Program Overview:

  • 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

APPLICATION & LINKS

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

 

Industry Certifications

  • Florida Paramedic certification
  • NREMT Paramedic certification

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how First Coast Technical College prepares students for the Health Sciences industry.

85%
Completion Rate*
96%
PLACEMENT Rate*
96%
Licensure

Based upon the 2017 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report for 2015-2016.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

Name:  Dan Talbert, Career Specialist for Public Safety
Email:   [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3540

Name:  Ronnette Waycaster, Office Support Assistant, Public Safety Campus
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (904) 547-3542

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?