Paramedic Program Information
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, students earn a College Credit Certificate in pre-hospital advanced life support. Students are also eligible to take the Florida Paramedic State Boards.
The Paramedic Program begins in August and lasts three semesters (Fall, Spring and Summer). The schedule is shift-friendly, allowing for limited flexibility. All classes are located on the Melbourne Campus.
Pre-requisite: An EMT certification is not required to be registered for the Paramedic program. However, an EMT certification must be provided by the mid-term of Paramedic 1 (approximately the 8th week), or the student will be removed from the program. With that being said, at least one year's experience, or its equivalent, as an active EMT is recommended but not required.
Accreditation: 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: CAAHEP, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 ; 727-210-2350; 727-210-2354 (Fax); Email: mail @caahep.org; Website: www.caahep.org
Click to reveal Paramedic Application Steps
Paramedic Application Steps
Step 1: Review Application Steps, Check Deadlines & Important Meeting Dates
Since this is a limited access program with a special application process, it is important
for prospective students to understand that there is an application deadline and mandatory
meeting dates. All interested prospective students should read the information provided here in the Paramedic Application Steps prior to applying for the program.
The deadline to apply to the Fall 2020 Paramedic program is June 29, 2020 by 4pm.
Step 2: Apply for General Admission to Eastern Florida State College
Complete and properly submit the application for general admission to Eastern Florida State College. 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. Complete all general admissions requirements with the main EFSC Admissions office.
Please note that EFSC was closed for Winter Break from December 13 - January 5. Applications received during that time and since January 6 are now being processed in the order they were received and processing time can take up to seven business days. Check your email frequently for your acceptance letter. If you do not have all admission requirements met prior to the full term start on January 13, EFSC does offer a 12-week term which starts on February 10.
NOTE: This step pertains ONLY to those students who are not currently enrolled with the college. If you’re a returning/readmit student who applied to EFSC one or more years ago and have not completed a course in the past year, you must re-apply and can do so online and will not be charged the general EFSC application fee.
Step 3: Verify General 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.
Check for Registration Holds that may prevent you from registering for courses. Click to learn more about how to clear holds.
Step 4: Complete Online Application for Paramedic Program
After you have received your general EFSC Admissions Acceptance letter or if you are a current EFSC student, complete the online Public Safety Institute Application for Paramedic. Your general admissions acceptance letter will include your Student ID number and password required to access your myEFSC account so you can log in and submit the limited access Public Safety application. The limited access application is in addition to the general application and MUST be properly submitted by the application deadline.
There is a $25 non-refundable fee for the Public Safety application which can be paid through your myEFSC online account or at a campus cashier's office no later than the application deadline.
The deadline to apply to the Fall 2020 Paramedic program is June 29, 2020, by 4pm. The EMS department does not accept late applications.
Step 5: Intake Meeting
EMS staff will begin to contact applicants in mid-June with an invitation to attend a Group Intake Meeting. It is the applicant's responsibility to monitor their email Inbox/Spam folder to RSVP to their meeting invitation. EMS staff will send the invitation to the personal email address you provided in your Public Safety Institute Application. The invitation will contain the date, time and location of this meeting and other meeting details. This meeting is mandatory and students will be notified of acceptance decisions following this Intake Meeting.
Step 6: Program Orientation & Acceptance Process
Students will be notified following the Intake Meeting via their student Titan email account to attend Orientation if they have been provisionally accepted into the program. Once you are accepted as an EFSC student, Titan email is the official means of email communication with the College. The final acceptance will depend on completion of orientation paperwork which includes medical forms, immunizations, acceptable results of the background check and drug screening, along with making sure your EFSC admissions and registration holds are resolved. Please refer to the Accepted Paramedic Student Requirements Page for additional information.
Melissa Walker, Student Advisor
Melbourne Campus, Building 8,
Vicki Schnider, Program Specialist
Melbourne Campus, Building 8,
Bill Farmer, Program Coordinator
Melbourne Campus, Building 8,
CoAEMSP Targeted Outcomes
The targeted outcomes for the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) Annual Report are:
National Registry Written Examination: 89%
Positive (Job) Placement: 62%
*As of October 23, 2018