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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

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?