EMT, paramedic programs accepting applications

St. Johns River State College will accept applications for the Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic programs through September 15.  Classes will begin in January.  The programs include classroom work and field experiences.

The EMT program is designed to prepare students to perform at the basic pre-hospital EMT level and treat various medical/trauma conditions.   Evening classes will be held on the Orange Park campus. The semester-long program prepares students for certification as EMTs in accordance with Chapter 64J of the Florida Administrative Code, the initial level for a career in emergency medical services and the primary prerequisite for paramedic training and certification. The college credit certificate program articulates into SJR State’s Paramedic program.

SJR State’s Paramedic program provides training in advanced life support techniques to treat acutely ill or injured patients, including cardiac, stroke and trauma victims. The one-year college credit certificate program provides intense, hands-on skills training in the administration of medications, endotracheal intubation, venipuncture and the initiation of intravenous fluids, and defibrillation.  The program is an intermediate step toward earning an associate degree in Emergency Medical Services. Day classes will be held on the Orange Park campus. Field internships in Clay, Putnam and St. Johns counties will provide hands-on, life-saving practical experience where students will master lifesaving skills.  The program prepares students for certification as paramedics and adheres to the most current U.S. Department of Transportation National EMS Educational Standards for Paramedic.

For questions regarding SJR State’s EMT or Paramedic programs, call (904) 808-7465 or email . Additional details and applications are available online at