Paramedic (6450) LIMITED ACCESS
Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate
This college credit certificate program is offered for the student who wishes to complete the core curriculum and be eligible for NREMT certification or certification by the State of Florida to practice as a paramedic. Paramedics are trained to provide advanced life support in medical and trauma related emergencies. The course content includes lecture, skills lab and hospital/fire rescue rotations as outlined in the core requirements of the Emergency Medical Services A.S. degree program.
The Paramedic Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation by the Committee on Accreditation for EMS Programs (CoAEMSP) 4101 W. Green Oaks Blvd. Suite 305-599 Arlington, Texas 76016, (817) 330-0080, and approved by the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (Ch 401, FS, Ch. 64J-1, FAC). The training program follows the most current U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum [FS 401.2701(1)(a) 5a].
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
Complete an Application for Admission, located at
Be a certified Florida EMT or eligible for the Florida EMT exam to apply and must score a 75 on the NFSI.
Complete a limited access Paramedic program application found at
Special admission requirements are associated with this program. For details, call the Limited Access Office at (561) 868-3045.
Courses must be completed with a score of 80 or better. Students must successfully complete BLS, ACLS, PHTLS, and PALS.
This intensive three-semester program includes a clinical internship in area hospitals and on emergency response units where students care for patients in emergency settings. Day shift classes start in the Fall and in the Spring term; all night classes in the Summer term.
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.
For More Information
James J. Smith, smithjj@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 868-3355
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|Required Courses||Credits: 42|
|EMS2664||Paramedic Clinical 1||4|
|EMS2665||Paramedic Clinical 2||6|
|EMS2658||Paramedic Clinical 3||2|
|EMS2659||Paramedic Field Internship||1|
|Total Program Credits: 42|
Employment opportunities are limited in this field, and graduates have a 60 percent job placement rate.
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/areasofstudy/GainfulEmployment.
Career Path Notes
Credits earned in the Paramedic program can be applied toward an A.S. degree in Emergency Medical Services. The student is encouraged to also complete Basic Firefighter training at Palm Beach State.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
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