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Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics are in high demand. With  emergency medical services expanding in Florida and nationally and the increase in the number of older people in the U.S., opportunities in this exciting field will continue to grow. City College’s comprehensive EMS training, which includes both Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic courses, prepares students for successful careers in this profession.

Specialized courses provide hands-on knowledge of anatomy and physiology, how to treat injuries, administering IVs, assessing patient status, bleeding control and other techniques. Students also learn how to maintain patience under pressure and develop a professional attitude.

You’ll gain valuable real-world training in emergency medical services during EMT and Paramedic clinical externships at some of the busiest trauma centers in South Florida, as well as at local fire rescue departments and ambulance services.

Upon completion of the 24-month program, which is offered at our five campuses in Florida, you will have the expertise to work as a team member at organizations including fire rescue services, trauma centers, private ambulance companies and law enforcement organizations. The objective of the program is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, and/or First Responder levels. The EMS program follows the most current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Standard Curriculum and prepares the graduate with the knowledge, skills and professionalism necessary to obtain certification as an Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic.

City College’s Emergency Medical Services program is accredited and will prepare you for the EMT and Paramedic licensure examination. Once you’re licensed, you’ll be eligible for jobs like:

Job Opportunities:
Core Courses Includes:
  • Ambulance EMT-Paramedic
  • Firefighter-Paramedic
  • S.W.A.T. Paramedic
  • Flight Paramedic
  • Shipboard Medic
  • Ocean Rescue
  • First Responder
  • Emergency Medical Technician I
  • Paramedic I
  • Paramedic II Laboratory
  • Paramedic III Externship

The City College Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992

Note: Applicants should read the Paramedic Technical Standards from D.O.T./ADA Compliance before submitting an application.

For more detailed information on this program, see our Academic Catalog.

*Learn more about our Emergency Medical Services Program offered at our Florida campuses by clicking the "Start Today" button below.

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