Paramedic, Certificate


Paramedic Program for for Fall 2015 (August 2015 to August 2016)

Paramedic applications acceptance for all campuses (Lee, Collier, and Charlotte)
Paramedic is a limited program; therefore, it is highly recommended that you submit your application early. The Paramedic application instructions is located at the bottom of this page under downloads. It has all instructions to complete the application packet.

Application Acceptance Dates & Times

Fall 2015 applications will be accepted starting in April 2015.

In Person

Program applications are accepted here for all campuses:
Fort Myers (Lee Campus)
8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Building B, Room 135A
Parking Lot 2

**New Changes

The EMS Program is being improved so that each campus and each individual have the ability to go through the EMS program. For this purpose you will select what campus will be your first, second, and third choice. The selection process will determine the campus you will be assigned to.

Emergency Medical Service Technology Program

The Emergency Medical Services Technology Program is designed to prepare the student to become a competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and/or Paramedic. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The EMS certificate programs (EMT and Paramedic) are limited admission, requiring completion of the Application for EMS Programs, and acceptance into the program by the College EMS department. The Associate in Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services Technology consists of three sequential components. Successful completion of each component will fulfill requirements for the affiliated Florida State certification. Students looking to continue their education will be eligible for admission into the Florida SouthWestern State College Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Public Safety Administration.

Paramedic Certificate                                                          42 credit hours

EMT Certification is required for admission into this program)
Required for Florida EMT-Basic and National Registry Certification
The Paramedic Certificate Program is designed to prepare the student to become a competent entry-level paramedic in the field of emergency medicine. The program is three semesters and 42 college credit hours in length (in addition the EMT certification). Estimated program costs are $6,669 for Florida residents and $13,440 for non-Florida residents. This includes tuition, lab fees, textbooks, uniforms, insurance and equipment. Refer to the Florida SouthWestern State College website for financial aid information. Additional costs include required uniforms, a stethoscope, and professional liability insurance. Students must also provide transportation to clinical and field experiences. During the Paramedic Certificate Program, students will be required to complete a one week rotation in an Operating Room with a local hospital. This rotation is in addition to scheduled class/ laboratory/clinical/internship hours. To be eligible to sit for the Florida Paramedic exam, the student must be currently certified as a Florida EMT and successfully complete the Paramedic Certificate Program. The program includes lecture hours, laboratory hours, hospital clinicals, operating room rotations, and internship/ride time experience. Students are responsible for transportation to and from the clinical/internship sites. Specific information will be provided the first week of class. Upon successful completion of this program, students will receive a college completion certificate and the necessary paperwork required to apply for Florida Paramedic certification.

Downloads and Links

Program Contacts E-mail Phone
Linda Welch
   Instructional Assistant


Cassie Steves-Lopez
   Instructional Assistant

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