Curriculum and Requirements

The purpose of this program is to prepare students to provide advanced prehospital emergency care as a paramedic. Instruction includes the knowledge and skills required to function under the direction of a physician, either directly or by written procedures. Students who wish to transfer any credits from this program to another institution must accept the responsibility for securing approval from that institution.

Program Code: AS-EMS


A grade of “C” or higher in EMS 1119, EMS 1119L and HSC 2531 and a grade of “Pass” in EMS 1431 must be earned in order to continue in the program.

Students who wish to continue to the sophomore year first must be accepted for admission by the Admissions Committee for Health Programs. (See Paramedic Certificate Program for further information.)

*See Associate in Science General Education Requirements

Total Hours: 34

Sophomore—Session I

Total: 13.5

Sophomore—Session II

Total: 13.5

Sophomore—Session III

Total: 12


Upon successful completion of the sophomore year (Paramedic Certificate program ) and successful completion of a final comprehensive written and practical skills examination, the graduate is eligible to apply to take the State of Florida Paramedic Certification Exam or the National Registry exam.

Upon acceptance and enrollment into this program, EMTs will receive 11 advanced college credit semester hours based on emergency medical technician education and paramedics will receive 42 advanced college credit semester hours based on paramedic education, for the Associate in Science in Emergency Medical Services program only.

*Courses include computer competencies.

Total Hours: 73