The Paramedic Course contains 1,230 hours of training. The total course breakdown of hours is as follows:
- 390 hours of lecture
- 300 hours of lab
- 540 hours of clinical experience
The Clinical experience sessions will allow students to ride aboard an Advanced Life
Support Ambulance, a Fire Department Engine Company, as well as participate in the
Public Safety and Healthcare Organizations that participate with our students:
- Volusia County Public Protection (EVAC)
- Daytona Beach Fire Department
- Holly Hill Fire Department
- Port Orange Fire Rescue
- New Smyrna Beach Fire Rescue
- Edgewater Fire Rescue
- Orange City Fire Department
- Deltona Fire Rescue
- Florida Hospital (Multiple Locations)
- Halifax Health (Multiple Locations)
- Bert Fish Medical Center
Students will receive additional certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).
Students must successfully complete all Lecture, Lab, and Clinical sections in order to apply to the State of Florida Bureau of EMS to sit for the certification exam.
All Paramedic Courses are approved by the Florida Department of Health
NOTE: Applicants for the EMT and Paramedic programs must be free of offenses that would disqualify one for employment in a health care or community health setting. This policy is a requirement of our clinical affiliates to meet state and federal regulations.
If you have been convicted or plead no contest, regardless of adjudication, to a felony charge, you are required to submit documentation of the date, location, facts,disposition of the charge, and, as applicable, documentation of the status of your civil rights after the felony conviction. You must submit a copy of the judgment of each felony, all probation documents, any documents that are relevant to the felony, and your explanation of the offense(s) and any other arrests. Documentation, with the exception of your explanation, must be certified by a court of competent jurisdiction.
If you would like more information about the Paramedic Program call 386-506-4122 or Email: ems@DaytonaState.edu