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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.

Program Details

Start Date: Fall
Program Requirements: See Catalog
Program Plan-Course Rotation: (PDF) (Excel)

Program Length: Students with a state license can complete the program in three semesters when attending full time.

Questions? Call (904) 808-7465.
For an on-campus appointment with one of our Workforce Advisors call (386) 312-4259 .

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
  • Program planning assistance

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.


The St. Johns River State College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) 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 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To Contact CoAEMSP
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Fax (214)703-8992

How to Apply

(1) Apply to SJR State*

(2) Download Paramedic Application (Application available April 1, 2019)
Deadline: April 1 - June 30, for Fall Term enrollment (August)

Tuition and Fees:
See Catalog
Financial Aid: Apply now!
Scholarships: Deadline April 1

Questions? Call (904) 808-7465.
For an on-campus appointment with one of our Workforce Advisors call (386) 312-4259 .

* Visit our SSN Web page for more information regarding the College's use of Social Security Numbers.

Program Outcomes / Goal

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.

GRAD YEAR 2015 2014 *** 2013 ***
Written National/State Credentialing Examinations 80%    
Programmatic Retention 63%    
Job (Positive) Placement 100%    
Graduate Satisfaction Survey Sent Rate 100%    
Employers Satisfaction Survey Sent Rate 100%    

*** Program did not start until 2015
• Florida Department of Health - http://www.floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/emt-paramedics/_documents/emtexam-dxl104.pdf
• National Registry of EMT’s - http://www.nremt.org
• St. Johns River State College - Internal Database

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.

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