To prepare students for the State of Florida’s Paramedic Certification Exam and/or the National Registry of EMT Paramedic Exam (NREMT Paramedic) and for employment as registered paramedics that can perform safely and effectively as part of an emergency medical team.
This Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
This program is also approved by the State of Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
Registered paramedics are employed by emergency care providers, ambulance companies, hospital emergency departments and intensive care units, and other settings.
42 credit hours; three semesters
- Must complete all admission requirements of the College and have a standard high school diploma or GED diploma.
- Applicant must be college-ready, which means the applicant does not need developmental education courses in English, reading and/or mathematics. This requirement may be satisfied by one or more of the following options:
- The Florida Statute on Developmental Education exemption
- Adequate placement scores from the Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) or other college placement scores accepted by TCC
- Completion of developmental education courses
- Completion of at least and one general education Mathematics State Core course
- Must be a Florida-certified EMT or be eligible to take the Florida EMT examination. (EMT certification must be obtained before starting the program.)*
- Must hold current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification at the Healthcare Provider level or American Red Cross certification in CPR for the Healthcare Provider/Professional Rescuer. Online BLS or CPR courses will not be accepted.
- Must pass all clinical affiliates’ requirements for criminal background checks, drug screenings and health/immunizations before starting all classes.
- Satisfactory completion of program course prerequisite.
*Students who are not yet EMTs may wish to enroll in the Emergency Medical Technician Certificate (B312) program to begin their progress in this field.
The Paramedic certificate program begins each Fall and each Spring semester. It is a limited-access program with a limited number of seats per class. Application procedures must be completed by the published deadline. Applicants must submit both a general TCC application (www.tcc.fl.edu/apply) and a healthcare program application by the published deadline. Students may access the healthcare program application through their TCC Passport account.
See Additional Healthcare Degree Requirements for more important information.
Healthcare Professions, Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education
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