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Who We Are

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) degree prepares students for state certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic. The Paramedic delivers pre-hospital life support care and transportation necessary for accident and emergency illness victims. Instruction covers IV therapy, advanced cardiac life support, advanced care skills for patients in shock, telemetry and communications.

Admission Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • EMS program application

Admission to Daytona State College does not guarantee entrance into a limited access program.

Launch your path with an Emergency Medical Services degree

career options

Graduates are qualified to work as advanced care providers in the following locations:

  • Ambulances
  • Hospital emergency rooms
  • Intensive care units
  • Emergency helicopter transport agencies
  • Management positions

Education Pathway

The Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician certificates are embedded in the program. You may pursue the A.S. degree and also earn the A.S. certificates while completing the requirements for the degree.

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Additional Information about the Emergency Medical Services Degree

Accreditation

The Daytona State College EMS Program is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, as meeting all statutory requirements set forth in Florida Statute 401. The Daytona State College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). CCAAHEP may be contacted at 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida, 33763, (727) 210-2350 or www.caahep.org. CoAEMSP may be contacted at 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, Texas, 75088, (214) 703-8445 or www.coaemsp.org.

Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associates and bachelor’s degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Annual Report Information

Information Description   Year   Course Name   Data   Source
Pass Rates on National Registry Exam   2020   Paramedic   85.4%   CoAEMSP Annual Report
Retention Rate   2020   Paramedic   64.6%   CoAEMSP Annual Report
Placement Rate   2020   Paramedic   83.3%   CoAEMSP Annual Report

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