Prepare students to be the initial EMS responder in a pre-hospital setting of a medical, trauma or catastrophic incident. Students will be instructed, trained and evaluated on the following: to initiate initial scene assessment, triage and safety, patient care, advance airway adjuncts, respiratory intervention, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, control bleeding, wound care, stabilization of spinal injuries, splinting of fractures, assist with normal childbirth, administer medications, use of the statewide EMS communication system. The paramedic student is expected at course completion to demonstrate in an efficient and effective manner his/her ability to initiate advance care for medical and traumatic emergencies by performing the following; surgical cricothyrotomy, intravenous therapy, cardioversion, defibrillation and endotracheal intubation. In addition, the paramedic student will be prepared for different aspects of being a paramedic involving hospital and aero-medical atmospheres. The paramedic course is structured using the National Standard Curriculum and the standards set forth by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
HYBRID: Students have a hybrid course delivery option. A hybrid course indicates a blended learning format which combines face-to-face classroom instruction with computer-based learning. Online class environment is provided via Navigate ® distributed by Jones & Bartlett Learning. Only the lecture portion of the EMT hybrid course is fully online with the following in person requirements; orientation, midterm and final exams. The hybrid student attends the other portions of the course (lab sessions, field and hospital externships) in person.
Fees & Tuition
Registration Fee (Non-Refundable): $150
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Program Entry Requirements
Must be at least 18 yrs of age
High School Graduate or GED equivalent
Copy of Birth Certificate or Proof of Citizenship
Valid Driver’s License, Florida ID Card, or Passport
Valid EMT Certification (recent EMT graduates must present certificate by the 10th week)
Physical Demands: The nature of the work performed by EMT’s and Paramedics required an individual to possess good physical stamina, endurance and body condition that would not be adversely affected by frequently having to walk, stand, lift, carry, and balance at times an excess of 45 pounds.
Proof of a physical exam (including TB screening, Flu Shot (seasonal/optional) and proof of immunizations) completed within the past year (students who elect not to receive the Hepatitis B series vaccine or the Flu Shot vaccine MUST sign a declination form).
Satisfactory Background Check (Individuals with felony convictions are NOT eligible to take State Certification exam)
Satisfactory Drug Test
Materials: Student Responsibility
EMS Pocket Reference Guide
Navy blue BDU Pant(s): Pants must be hemmed to the appropriate size
ANSI approved black steel toed boots
Watch (digital preferred, must show seconds)
Basic school supplied (paper, pencil, pen
Access to a Computer with: A processor (CPU) with 1GHz frequency or above Adapter for Ethernet connection (LAN) or a wireless adapter (Wi-Fi). It is recommended the student have internet access via DSL as dial up connections can be slow and difficult to use with Navigate®.
10 GB hard disk drive
512 MB Memory (RAM) or above
CD-ROM Drive or DVD-ROM Drive
Sound Card with Speakers
Firefox or Google Chrome is the recommended as primary browser, followed by Internet Explorer 9 or Safari
Student is expected to exhibit comprehension and demonstrate command of clinical information regarding his/her role as a Paramedic (evaluated by comprehensive course exams, state exam and by employer’s survey)
Student is expected to exhibit comprehension and demonstrate understanding of all technical ability in all skills necessary to perform the role of entry level Paramedic (evaluated by final written and practical exam(s), hospital and field externship evaluation(s)).
Student is expected to demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectation for the Paramedic (evaluated by graduate and employer survey).
Prepare the Paramedic graduate to successfully complete the state exam and provide support by assisting student with tutoring after course completion.
To assist the Paramedic graduate in recognition of his/her need for continuing education and facilitate student needs by offering additional courses for the student after course completion.