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Program at-a-glance
Program Length: 12 months
Program Requirements: See Catalog
Program Plan: (PDF) (Excel)
Location: Orange Park Campus
Ride-alongs: Northeast Florida
Start Date: Fall 2018
Deadline: April 1 - June 15
Application: Available April 1*
Tuition and Fees: See Catalog
Financial Aid: Apply now!
Scholarships: Deadline April 1
Job Outlook/Salary: Career Coach
Program Planing Assistance
Program Mission Statement
Program Goal
Program Outcomes
Program Effectiveness Outcome Data
Gainful Employment
Phone: (904) 808-7465
or email

* For more information regarding the College's use of Social Security Numbers, click here.

Paramedic (3085) – College Credit Certificate
The entry level Paramedic program prepares students for careers in the Emergency Medical Services field. 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. The limited access program consists of three consecutive semesters consisting of didactic, lab, clinical and field experiences.

Students will be trained in advanced skills required for emergency pre-hospital care. In addition to performing EMT-Basic Skills, they will be trained in IV fluids, medications, advanced life support, airway management, burns, trauma, adult and pediatric medical emergencies. Graduates are qualified to work as advanced care providers on ambulances, hospital emergency rooms, intensive care units and transport teams.

This is also the intermediate step to obtain an Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Services.

The SJR State advantage
Ask any student and they will tell you that confidence is gained from experience. It is what instructors and employers call the "competitive edge."

  • State-of-the-art ambulance, manikins and equipment provide the latest hands-on training
  • SJR State's health-sciences building is designed to simulate a real hospital where students are presented with "life-threatening" patient scenarios
  • Ride-alongs are scheduled throughout the Northeast Florida region and provide students with "real-world" experiences
  • Workforce Advisors are located on each campus and provide resources and assistance to students throughout the program.
Interested in the program?

For program information and the application call (904) 808-7465.

For an on-campus appointment with one of our Workforce Advisors call (386) 312-4259 .

The St. Johns River State College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation. To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111‐312 Rowlett, TX 75088 214‐703‐8445 FAX 214‐703‐8992

Scenario Day - Students in Action

When every minute counts! >>
A call is dispatched echoing "man down," and the scenario-based training begins ...

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the St. Johns River State College Paramedic program is to prepare students to function as an entry level
Paramedic so they can deliver high quality care in the pre-hospital environment. Through a program of didactic, lab,
clinical and field internships graduates will display team leader effectiveness within the emergency medical services team.

Program Goal

To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of emergency medical services as performed by Paramedics.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program the graduate will be able to:
     1. Demonstrate the ability to understand and analyze clinical information for stabilizing and transporting acute and chronically ill patients.
     2. Apply and perform correct emergency medical procedures upon patient assessment and effectively communicate results.
     3. Apply critical thinking skills to recommend interventions based on patient response.
     4. Develop technical skills in providing emergency care to patients in the pre-hospital setting.
     5. Explain and recommend treatment for the emergency care patient in the pre-hospital setting.

Program Effectiveness Outcomes Data

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*** Program did not start until 2015

Sources :

Florida Department of Health :

National Registry of EMT’s:

St. Johns River State College: Internal Database

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