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Program Overview

Paramedic College Credit Certificate (C.C.C.)

The Paramedic Certificate program prepares a student for employment as a paramedic functioning at the advanced prehospital emergency care level. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs and approved by the State of Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

Locations

Public Safety Training Center (Olustee Campus)

Testing Entrance Requirements

PERT Test

Hours

The paramedic program is shift-based and held during the day on the assigned shift (every 3rd day). There are additional clinical hours that will be required and may include weekends. It is not guaranteed, that the student can attend all clinicals on any given shift. 

Costs

Tuition: $4,339.44

Lab Fees: $945

Background Check: $50.00

Drug Screen: $88.00

Uniforms: $175

Textbooks: $1,000

Supplies: $100

Estimate Total: $6,697.44

62.5%

2019 exam pass rate

87.2%

PROgram retention

100%

job placement rate (includes continued education)

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Careers at a Glance

Starting Salaries

The average starting salary varies and ranges from $28,000 to $42,000.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program have career opportunities at Municipal Fire and/or Rescue agencies, private ambulance services, and hospital emergency departments.

Employers of FGC Graduates

  • Alachua County Fire/Rescue
  • Baker County EMS
  • Bradford County EMS
  • Century Ambulance Service
  • Clay County Fire/Rescue
  • Columbia County Fire Department
  • Dixie County Fire/Rescue
  • Excelsior Ambulance Service
  • Gainesville Fire Department
  • Gilchrist County Fire/Rescue
  • Hamilton County EMS
  • Lake City Medical Center
  • North Florida Regional Medical Center
  • Shands UF Health
  • Shands Lake Shore

Program Details

Admission Requirements
  • Traditional HS diploma or GED
  • Completion of a state-approved EMT program
  • The student must have their Florida EMT license before the end of the 1st    semester of paramedic
  • PERT test
  • 18 years of age
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Pass a physical with no limitations
  • Drug screen
  • Background check
  • Acceptance by Program Coordinator
Program Notes
  • Limited access
  • This program will start every semester depending on enrollment
  • Approved paramedic training center by the Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight
  • CAAHEP Accreditation
  • Up to date equipment for hands-on learning