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Paramedic Information

EFSC's Paramedic Program is a three-semester College Credit Certificate program in pre-hospital advanced life support. The program is offered at the Melbourne Campus only.

A Paramedic is a health professional who has had advanced training in Emergency Medical Technology and can administer life saving and life supporting procedures on indication and under supervision of a physician or authorized party in person or via voice communication. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the Florida Paramedic State Boards.

Paramedic Application Steps

Step 1:  Advising & Accreditation

Because this is a limited access program with many variables and a special application requirement, it's important for prospective students to work with the program advisor, Melissa Walker.

Use the Online Appointment System to Schedule Advising

Contact Information: Melbourne Campus, Building 8,
Room 201

The Eastern Florida State Collage Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Contact Information: 
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

1361 Park Street

Clearwater, FL 33756


Step 2:  Apply for General Admission to Eastern Florida State College

Complete and properly file the application for general admission to Eastern Florida State College, prior to program application deadline. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee for admission that must be submitted at the time of application to the college. This application is available online or from EFSC's Campus Admissions Offices. Complete all admissions requirements with General Admissions office.

NOTE: This step pertains ONLY to those students who are not currently enrolled with the college. If you have not attended EFSC within the last two years, you will need an EFSC re-admit application  which can be obtained in the EFSC Admissions Office at any campus.

Step 3:  Verify Admissions Requirements

ALL OFFICIAL college and/or high school transcripts or GED scores must be sent to:
College Admissions Office
Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, Florida 32922

Verify with the Admissions Office that you have met all College Admissions requirements.

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Step 4:  Complete Online Application for Paramedic Program

Complete the online Public Safety Institute Application for the Paramedic Program. This application MUST be properly submitted by the application deadline date, July 1.

There is a $25 non-refundable fee for this application to be paid at the cashier's office no later than the application deadline.

Step 5:  Satisfy EMT and CPR Requirements

An EMT certification is not required to register for the Paramedic program. However, an EMT certification must be provided by the mid-term of Paramedic 1 (approximatley the 8th week), or the student will be administratively dropped. With that said, at least one year's experience, or its equivalent, as an active EMT is recommended but not required.

Submit a copy of a current "BLS for HealthCare Providers" CPR card (front and back). This course should include Adult 1 & 2 man, child and infant.

Step 6:  What Happens Next

Applicants will be notified of acceptance decisions after the admissions deadline. Please refer to the Accepted Students Requirements Page for additional information.

Program Resources

Melissa Walker
Student Advisor
Melbourne Campus, Building 8,
Room 201

Request Appointment for Advising

Vicki Schnider
Administrative Support Specialist
Melbourne Campus, Building 8,
Room 201

Bill Farmer
Program Coordinator
Melbourne Campus, Building 8,
Room 201-I