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                                  PARAMEDIC PROGRAM - August 2016


All students interested in applying to this program should contact Tina Maloy, Program Director at 850-718-2403.  Submit completed EMS Program application and documentation listed below to the Admissions and Records Office at Chipola College.

 The Paramedic program is a limited enrollment, competency based program. The program prepares students in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to become certified and licensed as a competent entry-level Paramedic. The program prepares students for the certification examination as a Paramedic in accordance with Florida Statute 401 and Chapter 64j of the Florida Administrative Code. The curriculum encompasses theoretical and simulated learning, clinical, and internship experiences following the National Education Standards and is inclusive of the Department of Education Curriculum Framework. EMS students will adhere to standards as listed in the program Emergency Medical Services Handbook that complies with the Department of Health-Bureau of EMS. This program is a forty-two (42) credit hours course that spans three (3) semesters, approximately twelve (12) months. Clinical and internship assignments are required in addition to regular class hours.


Chipola accepts applications through the last day of registration as listed in the college calendar; however, applications that are submitted earlier improve registration opportunities in desired classes.  Submit both a general Application for Admission to the college and a Paramedic Program Application to the Admissions and Records Office by August 3, 2016.

Application Deadline----August 3, 2016
Registration and Fees Due------TBA

Mandatory Orientation------TBA
Fall ClassesAugust 22, 2016---December 12, 2016, Monday –Thursday (some Fridays) 9 am—5pm


The Chipola College Paramedic Program holds a Letter of Review, which is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, but is a status granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) 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.  The Letter of Review (LoR) 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. 


Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
Paramedic Program
Pass Rate 2013-2015  100%


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