MARCH 2018

SJR State Paramedic program earns national accreditation

St. Johns River State College’s Paramedic program was recently awarded accreditation for a period of five years by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, following a rigorous evaluation of its excellence in instruction, facilities and equipment.

The recent peer review conducted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions and CAAHEP’s Board of Directors recognizes the program’s substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards.

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.

Applications are being accepted for the fall semester. The deadline to apply is June 15.

For more information, call (904) 808-7465.


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