Hours & Location

FCTC Public Safety Campus


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

Testing Requirements

No assessments needed

High School Diploma or GED required



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

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

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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

Minimum Expectations Statement
The 2023 CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in the Emergency Medical Services Professions, which went into effect on January 1, 2024, minimum expectations statement:

“To prepare Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.”  

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

The CoAEMSP Quality Improvement (QI) subcommittee has reviewed the 2022 Annual Report and below you will find the Outcomes submitted by the Program in its 2022 Annual Report.

Attrition: 28.6%
Retention: 71.4%
National Registry/State Pass Rate: 80%
Positive (Job) Placement rate: 100%

During the August 2021 CoAEMSP Board of Directors meeting, the Board voted to waive minimum outcomes performance thresholds for the 2020 and 2021 Annual Report as they acknowledged the pandemic’s disruptive effect on all Paramedic programs. Therefore, the inability to meet any of the three identified outcomes on the 2020 or 2021 Annual Report will not be a consideration when evaluating a program’s performance.

As a reminder the minimum outcome performance threshold established by the CoAEMSP Board of Directors is 70% for National Registry or State Written Exam, Retention, and Positive Placement. When evaluating a program’s outcomes performance, three years of consecutive data (2022, 2023, and 2024) will be considered.


 CoAEMSP Policy IV.D.1. & 2. Maintaining Accreditation – Annual Report states

  1. “All programs (accredited and LoR) must publish their latest annual outcomes results for the National Registry or State Written Exam, Retention, and Positive Job Placement on the Paramedic program’s homepage of their website.”
  2. “At all times, the published results must be consistent with and verifiable by the latest Annual Report of the program.

For the full policy, please see the CoAEMSP Policy Manual at

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

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

Industry Certifications

  • Florida Paramedic certification
  • NREMT Paramedic certification


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


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

Completion Rate*

Based on the 2021 Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Annual Report

Completion Rate*

Based upon the 2022 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report for 2020-2021

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) 547-3542

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