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Paramedic―Certificate

Paramedics are trained in advanced life support techniques, including endotracheal intubation, electrocardiogram monitoring and interpretation, direct current electrical countershock and administration of intravenous fluids and medications.

Paramedics must work well under pressure and enjoy helping others.

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) through the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professionals (CoAEMSP). The program curriculum follows the standards established by the National EMS Education Standards and is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professionals can be contacted at the following address or phone number. For additional information, visit www.coaemsp.org

    Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professionals
    8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite #111-312
    Rowlett, TX 75088
    214-703-8445

Purpose

The purpose of this program is to provide a theoretical base to understand and implement life-saving techniques in an emergency situation. 

Length

This program can be completed in one year, not including prerequisites.

Location

This program is offered on the West Campus in New Port Richey with a fall term start date and the North Campus in Brooksville with a spring term start date. These are shift friendly programs—Pasco County - Shift "B" and Hernando County - Shift "A". 

Format

Courses and clinical components are part of the curriculum. College laboratory experience is provided for learning skills. A supervised clinical rotation enables the trainee to gain confidence and expertise in order to implement the lifesaving and supportive measures necessary at the emergency scene and during transportation to a medical facility.