The Paramedic program is a limited enrollment, competency based program. The goal of the EMS Department is "to prepare Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession. 

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 42-credit hour course that spans three semesters, approximately 12 months. Clinical and internship assignments are required in addition to regular class hours.

Application Information

All students interested in applying to this program should contact Tina Maloy, program director, at or 850-718-2403. 

Please see Approximate Program Cost for expenses associated with the program.

Submit both a general Chipola College Application to the college and a Paramedic Program Application 2024-2025 to Tina Maloy.

While Chipola accepts applications through the last day of registration as listed in the college calendar, applications that are submitted earlier improve registration opportunities in desired classes.

Application Deadline: Aug. 1, 2024
Registration and fees due: TBA
Mandatory Orientation: TBA



The Chipola College Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

CAAHEP contact information:
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

CoAEMSP contact information:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
P: 214-703-8445
F: 214-703-8992


Student Performance

PROGRAMAY 2021-2022AY 2020-2021AY 2019-2020AY 2018-2019
NREMT Paramedic 1st Time Pass Rate 90% 69% 88% 88%
NREMT Up TO 3rd Time Pass Rate 100% 92% 100% 88%
NREMT Paramedic  Overall Pass Rate 100% 100% 100% 100%
Employment Rate 100% 100% 100% 100%
Retention Rate 67% 93% 80% 80%