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Daytona State College ranked among best in state for Paramedic and EMT pass rates

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (October 11, 2023) Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians graduating from Daytona State’s Charles M. Curb School of Emergency Services EMS programs earn some of the highest first-time pass rates on licensing exams in the state, according to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. 

“We offer one of the most rigorous and thorough Paramedic and EMT programs in the state and our first-time pass rates bear that out,” said Daytona State College President Tom LoBasso. “Our students graduate with all the skills necessary to quickly integrate into first responder positions anywhere in the state.”

DSC Paramedic program graduates recorded an 87% pass rate on their first attempt taking the state Paramedic certification exam and reported a 98% overall pass rate, placing Daytona State at No. 3 out of 47 programs offered in Florida. 

DSC Emergency Medical Technician program graduates recorded a 74% pass rate on their first attempt taking the state EMT certification exam, and reported an 84% overall pass rate, placing Daytona State at No. 14 out of 62 programs offered around the state.

“These pass rates are a direct reflection of the dedicated staff and faculty here at the Charles M. Curb School of Emergency Services,” said Assistant Chair Ken Moorhouse. “I am proud of each one of our graduates and look forward to seeing them serve our community.”

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is a non-profit organization that provides accreditation for prehospital medical providers, including Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

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Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College is the leader in education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond. The College enrolls approximately 23,000 students a year at its seven campuses, with graduates serving in critical fields including healthcare, emergency services and public safety, business, education, hospitality, engineering, project management, accounting, computer science, digital media, and more.

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center ranks DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. And U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans multiple times.