Paramedic Technology Technical Certificate
Type: Tech Cert
Major Code: PARMD-CC
Educational Plan: PARMD-CC
The Paramedic is a healthcare/public safety professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. Paramedics possess the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. The paramedic program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Florida Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services. All Paramedic students must submit a National Criminal Background check and complete the PERT examination prior to the start of the program unless exempted by the Counseling and Educational Planning Department. Students must not have been convicted of a crime as listed in the EMS student handbook available in the EMS Department. All courses within the Paramedic Program must be completed in the proper sequence during one calendar year. Successful completion of all courses within the Paramedic Program with an overall grade "C" (80 percent) in each course, qualifies students to complete the State of Florida Paramedic certification examination administered by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance.
This is a limited-access program. Candidates must:
Priority will be given to applicants with the following:
This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Emergency Medical Services.
The Seminole State College Paramedic Program does not offer Advanced Placement for other healthcare professionals or credit for experiential learning at this time.
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.
Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.