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Paramedic Technology Technical Certificate

Paramedic Technology Technical Certificate
Type: Tech Cert
Major Code: PARMD-CC
CIP: 0351090405
Educational Plan: PARMD-CC

Program Description

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.

Technical skills required for becoming a paramedic

This is a limited-access program. Candidates must:

  • Apply and be accepted to Seminole State College;
  • Submit a completed EMS Paramedic application;
  • Submit proof of age (minimum 18 years of age);
  • Provide an official transcript(s) indicating successful completion of a standard high school program or equivalent;
  • Complete the Post-secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) and achieve the following scores: Reading -106 or higher, Sentence Skills - 103 or higher, Algebra or exemption -114 or higher; or be exempt from common placement testing;
  • Have earned a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher;
  • Attend an information session;
  • Possess a current Florida EMT certification or proof of successful completion of a Florida EMT program; and
  • Successfully complete a criminal background check and drug screening exam.

Priority will be given to applicants with the following:

  • Current employment with an EMS or hospital provider;
  • An Associate degree or higher;
  • Healthcare experience; and/or
  • Have obtained a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Emergency Medical Services. 

Available Courses
Required Courses
Note: BSC 2093C and 2094C, BSC 1084 or EMS 2010 may substitute for BSC1020
Total Credits:
This program has been identified as a U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Program. For more information, visit seminolestate.edu/gainful-employment

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.

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