MARCH 2017

SJR State EMT and Paramedic programs accepting applications

St. Johns River State College will accept applications for the EMT and Paramedic programs April 1 through June 15.  Classes will begin in August.   The programs include a blended format of online and classroom work with 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. 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 prepares students for certification as paramedics and adheres to the most current U.S. Department of Transportation National EMS Educational Standards for Paramedic.

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. 

For questions regarding the programs, call (386) 312-4291 or (904) 808-7465, or visit the College website at or



Susan Kessler
Director of Public Relations and Publications
(386) 312-4020