About Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Technology, A.S.

Program Purpose

“To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.”

The Tallahassee Community College 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
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 15B
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
 
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lake View Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: (214) 703-8445
Fax: (214) 703-8992

This program is also approved by the State of Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

Advanced Placement Policy

Students are required to successfully complete all of the requirements and courses in the Paramedic Program to be eligible for graduation and to sit for the National Registry of EMT certification exam and/or the Florida paramedic exam. Advanced placement and experiential learning will not be considered. Students transferring from other institutions’ paramedic programs may be eligible for acceptance into various stages of the program. This is determined after transcripts, course syllabi, outlines and skills have been evaluate by the appropriate staff and faculty of Tallahassee Community College.

 

Program Outcomes

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) National Exam and State of Florida Exam Pass Rates

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

1st Time Exam Pass Rate

11/12
graduates

10/11
graduates

13/14
graduates


11/13 graduates

Percentage Passed

92%

91%

93%

85%

Exam Overall
Pass Rate

11/12
graduates

11/11
graduates

14/14
graduates

13/13 graduates

Percentage Passed

92%

100%

100%

100%

       

 

Retention

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

Enrolled /
Completed

18 admitted /
13 graduated

16admitted /
11 graduated

19 admitted /
14 graduated

19 admitted /
12 graduated

Percentage Completed

72%

69%

74%

63%

Attrition Due to non-academic reasons

0

 0

 1

 2

Attrition due to course failure

5

5

4

5

 

Job Placement

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

EMS Services

7

5

10

7

Fire Departments

1

2

1

3

Hospital

2

4

2

2

Military Service

 

 

 

 

Total

10

11

13

12

Percentage of graduates employed in EMS

71%

100%

93%

100%

 

 

The EMS Technology degree prepares students for a career Students performing CPR with instructor supervision in emergency medical care as EMS Team leaders or trainers in emergency medicine practice. Students who complete the program are competent in recognizing and assessing medical emergencies, as well as rendering care at the scene of an emergency, in an advanced life support ambulance, and in other appropriate settings such as hospital emergency departments and intensive care units. The program consists of 73 semester credit hours.