Interested in finding out how to become a paramedic? The Paramedic Technical Certificate (T.C.) is a limited access certificate program designed to graduate competent, caring emergency medical providers who possess the cognitive knowledge, psychomotor skills and affective professional attributes necessary to function as entry-level paramedics. Upon completion of the paramedic training, graduates are awarded a technical certificate and 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. Paramedic school graduates may elect to continue for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) (2251) (A.S.) degree.
Emergency medical services (EMS) systems consist of many different components. Paramedic is the advanced level for work in the EMS field as they provide advanced life support and transportation for the sick and injured.
In addition to lab and lecture paramedic classes on campus, students will also complete clinical hours at University of Florida (UF) Health Jacksonville in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Labor and Delivery and Wolfson's Baptist Pediatric Emergency Department. Students will achieve field experience through an ALS provider (Jacksonville Fire/Rescue Department and Century Ambulance Service). Applicants are required to complete background checks, drug screenings and health physical exams upon acceptance to the program.
FSCJ's Paramedic program is approved as a Paramedic Training Program by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Medical Services, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, FL, 32399, (850) 245-4440.
FSCJ's Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
To contact CAAHEP:
9355 113 St. N. #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
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