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College of Health Sciences

Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility



Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2018 (550)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2018 (550), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Leadership Information

Glenn Davis
Program Administrator and Curriculum Coordinator

Program Summary

This certificate is designed to produce paramedics, whose job description involves advanced life support, to deliver the pre-hospital, life support care and transportation necessary for victims of accident and emergency illness. Successful completion of the prescribed courses and the awarding of a certificate of completion means eligibility to take the State of Florida examination for certification or national registry exam for certification as a Paramedic.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code


Federal CIP Code

51.0904: Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic).

Job Related Opportunities

  • Paramedics are a mainstay in companies or agencies operating emergency vehicles that respond to traffic accidents, fires, explosions, cave-ins, emergency rescue calls and other life-threatening situations. Some also assist in patient care in hospitals and doctors' offices, with specific instruction and supervision.

Admission Rules

Please review the Paramedic Certificate Admission Guide.

The Admission Guide will outline the admission criteria specific to the Paramedic Certificate program as well as explain the timetable for evaluation and further admission correspondence. Please review this information carefully to ensure you submit a complete application at the appropriate time. Only students who satisfy all the application requirements and submit a complete application in accordance with the information detailed in the Admission Guide will be considered for admission.

o Must meet all college admissions requirements, including college placement tests
o Current certification as a FL certified EMT
o Current AHA CPR card at the BLS level

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" in all courses.


Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology a
Paramedic Theory I
Paramedic Laboratory I
Paramedic Theory II
Paramedic Laboratory II
Paramedic Clinical I
Paramedic Clinical II
Paramedic Field Internship

a Can substitute BSC 2085/2085L and 2086/2086L

Total Credits