* A quarter is made up of 11 weeks and students may carry 8 to 16 credits per quarter.
With emergency medical services expanding in Florida and nationally, as well as 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.
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics are in high demand.
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 27-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.
City College’s 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.
The City College Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services programs are 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).
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
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.
Core Courses Included
- Emergency Medical Technician I
- First Responder
- Paramedic I
- Paramedic II Laboratory
- Paramedic III Externship