Paramedic

Hours & Location

1100 hours /48 weeks 

Class Schedule

Public Safety Calendar

FCTC Public Safety Campus

Cost

Tuition and lab $4,543.00 plus books, uniforms and fees

Testing Requirements

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)
Reading: 244
Math: 241

High School Diploma or GED required

Test Center

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

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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 & cricothyrotomy
  • Read & interpret standard and twelve lead EKGs
  • Shocking a patient to restore a normal heart rhythm
  • Treat critically ill or injured patients
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A EMS0210 Paramedic I 248
A EMS0211 Paramedic II 426
A EMS0212 Paramedic III 426

Accreditation
First Coast Technical College’s Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Paramedic Program Outcomes
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/State Cognitive exam was 87.5%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or parttime 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 80%

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763
    (727) 210-2350  www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088 (214) 703-8445 FAX (214) 703-8992 www.coaempsp.org.

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.

86%
Completion Rate*
100%
PLACEMENT Rate*
100%
Licensure

Based upon the 2019 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report for 2017-2018

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) 547-3282
Fax: (904) 679-3551

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?

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