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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 either January 2022 or August 2022 and lasts three semesters for each cohort. 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 prior to or by the twelfth (12th) week of the first Paramedic program term, or the student will be removed from the program.

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

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.

Paramedic Program Dates & Application Deadlines

Note: Applications must be submitted by 4 PM on the deadline date. Late applications cannot be accepted.

  • Spring Term 2022 Start (January 2022) - Deadline to Apply: October 24, 2021
  • Fall Term 2022 Start (August 2022) - Deadline to Apply: June 26, 2022

Review the estimated expensesprogram curriculum, and frequently asked questions

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 applications are processed in the order they were received and application processing time may take up to seven days. Check your email frequently for your acceptance letter.

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:  New & Existing EFSC Students: Complete General Requirements & Check for Registration Holds

If you are a new EFSC student, your general admissions acceptance letter and email will list admissions requirements that you must complete to avoid holds that would prevent you from registering for courses if accepted into the paramedic program. You can also review how to complete these general requirements on EFSC's accepted students' page.

If you are an existing EFSC student, you need to verify that you do not have any holds that would prevent course registration if you are accepted into the program. Visit the Registration Holds webpage for details on how to check your EFSC Message Center for holds and how to clear them.

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.

Paramedic Program Dates & Application Deadlines

Note: Applications must be submitted by 4 PM on the deadline date. Late applications cannot be accepted.

  • Spring Term 2022 Start (January 2022) - Deadline to Apply: October 24, 2021
  • Fall Term 2022 Start (August 2022) - Deadline to Apply: June 26, 2022

Step 5:  Intake Meeting

For the Spring 2022 Cohort, EMS staff will begin to contact applicants in mid-October with an invitation to attend a Group Intake Meeting. For the Fall 2022 Cohort, 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.

Contacts

ADVISING:
Melissa Walker, Student Advisor
Melbourne Campus, Building 8,
Room 201-B
walkerme@easternflorida.edu
321-433-5637

GENERAL INFORMATION/
CURRENT STUDENTS:
Vicki Schnider, Program Specialist
Melbourne Campus, Building 8,
Room 201-N
schniderv@easternflorida.edu
321-433-7132

Bill Farmer, Program Coordinator
Melbourne Campus, Building 8,
Room 201-I
farmerb@easternflorida.edu
321-433-5342

 
 
 
 

CoAEMSP Targeted Outcomes

 
 
 
 

The targeted outcomes for the  Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) Annual Report are: 

2017/18*

National Registry Written Examination: 89%
Retention: 87% 
Positive (Job) Placement: 62%
*As of October 23, 2018