Workforce Certificate

Paramedic WC

Respond to the call

Does the thought of racing to the aid of an accident victim get your adrenaline pumping? Are you able to stay calm and make crucial decisions in sometimes chaotic situations? The Paramedic Workforce Certificate (W.C.) program provides the necessary skills and training to become a paramedic. There’s only room for those who have what it takes. If you’re already a Florida emergency medical technician (EMT) and want to take your calling further, you could qualify for our paramedic program. FSCJ provides the intensive training you will need and for thousands less than the for-profit schools.

In emergency situations, paramedics are often the first ones on the scene. Peoples’ lives may depend on their knowledge and training. That is why we take your education very seriously. We want you to have the skills and experience to act quickly and decisively under critical circumstances. Using standards set by the National Emergency Medical Services and the Florida Department of Education, our experienced faculty will thoroughly prepare you for the Florida Paramedic Certification examination, and an exciting and gratifying career.

Program Code: 5793

1,100 Clock/Contact hours

Limited access

School of Health, Education and Human Services
Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available.



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Paramedic (WC) Application
Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the National Registry (NREMT) certification exam to qualify for certification as a Florida Paramedic and a national registered Paramedic. Florida Paramedic certification articulates directly into the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) A.S. degree. 

Career Opportunities

Paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. Paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
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