MISSION STATEMENT: Creating
competent, ethical, confident entry-level healthcare practitioners committed
to professional development through life-long learning in a positive,
non-discriminatory and supportive learning environment.
THE CAREER: An emergency
medical services system consists of many different components. Paramedic
is the advanced level for work in the EMS field. Paramedics provide advanced
life support and transportation for the sick and injured.
THE PROGRAM: This limited access program is accredited by the Commission
on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Graduates of the
program are prepared to function as entry-level paramedics. Upon completion
of the program, graduates are awarded a college credit certificate and
are eligible to apply to sit for the Florida state board examination to
qualify for certification as a paramedic in the state of Florida. Graduates
of the one-year college credit certificate program may elect to continue
for the associate in science degree in emergency medical services (EMS)
to being admitted to the program an applicant must complete:
EMS 1059 First Responders: Emergency Care Training
EMS 1119 Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care
EMS 1401 Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care Clinical Experience
BSC 2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BSC 2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- All applicants for admission to this program must be at least 18 years
- Students must have earned a high school diploma or equivalency degree.
- Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. (Call the
EMS office for application deadlines.)
- Applicants must document all eligibility requirements.
- FCCJ Student number and classification as degree-seeking (NOTE:
EMT and paramedic programs are college credit certificate pro- grams
and require degree-seeking status)
- Notarized character statement
- Florida EMT certification or board eligible (applicants must pass
the first exam they are eligible for or they will be dropped from
- Current HCP-BLS card
- Satisfactory scores on all portions of admis-sion test or successful
completion of required prep courses
- Proof of PIP car insurance
- Copy of drivers license
- Original photograph
- Completion of BSC 2085C Human Anato-my and Physiology I and BSC
2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II with a grade of "C" or better
- CPTS will have to be taken by those students not having grades for
EMT. Applicants will be ranked according to the quality points earned
in EMT, and BSC 2085C and BSC 2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology I and
II. (Quality points are calculated by multiplying the credit hour value
of the class by the grade factor, A=4, B=3, C=2.) Students who do not
have grades for EMT will receive quality points based on their CPTS
score. These CPTS scores will not replace placement results that were
determined by other testing options.
- Applicants who document recent work experi- ence as EMTs (minimum
six months full-time at time of application) will receive three points
per year up to a maximum of nine points. This will be the applicants
responsibility to provide this documentation.
- The top 24 ranked students will be notified by mail of their acceptance
into the program and will be notified of the special registration requirements
of the program. Those accepted who fail to register and pay for their
classes at the designated time will forfeit acceptance into the class.
In case of forfeiture, the next highest ranked student will be notified
NOTE: A physical examination
will be required upon acceptance to the program.
Requirements and Recommended
The following is a presentation
of required courses in recommended course groupings for this program.
These groupings are only a suggested guide, and there is no requirement
to follow these precisely. The availability of courses, the studentís
testing and academic performance and other factors may alter the studentís
actual course completion sequence. Students of this program may register
for courses in any grouping as long as the student has met any prerequisites
for the course.
Course Grouping One
(First term load for full-time
students; 2-5 terms for part-time students.)
|Course Number and Title
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
|EMS 2271 EMT-Paramedic
|EMS 2271L EMT-Paramedic
Phase I Lab/Clinical
Course Grouping Two
(Second term load for full-time
|Course Number and Title
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
|EMS 2272 EMT-Paramedic
| EMS 2272L EMT-Paramedic
Phase II Lab/Clinical
Course Grouping Three
(Third term load for full-time
|Course Number and Title
|EMS 2273 EMT-Paramedic
|EMS 2273L EMT-Paramedic
Phase III Lab/Clinical
*NOTE: BSC 2010C and BSC
2023C may be substituted for BSC 2085C and BSC 2086C.
Prior to contact with patients
or patient specimens, students must furnish proof of childhood immunizations.
Hepatitis B vaccination is strongly recommended. Health insurance must
be maintained throughout clinical training. Contact program chairperson
for additional information.