The Paramedic Certificate Program is designed to prepare the student to become a competent entry-level paramedic in the field of emergency medicine. Upon successful completion of the Paramedic Program, the EMS Department will issue to the student the necessary information required to submit to the Florida State EMS Office to apply for the Florida State Paramedic Certification examination.
During the Paramedic Program, students will be required to complete clinical rotations in local hospital settings and internships with area EMS providers. These clinical rotations are in addition to scheduled lecture and laboratory hours. Students must provide transportation to and from the clinical and internship sites as required. Purchase of EMS uniforms is required for clinical and internship rotations.
The EMT-Paramedic 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).
Emergency Medical Services Program Office (239) 489-9392
EMT-Basic and Paramedic Graduates Typically Earn:
An entry level worker can expect to earn $27,850-$54,030 annual salary *
There are approximately 284 annual openings in Edison State’s service district. **
* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved February 2009. Range may vary significantly depending upon experience and rank.
** 2008-2009 Targeted Occupational List retrieved from Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics.
Paramedic Career Opportunities
- Certified Paramedic
- Medical Equipment Sales
- Air Ambulance
The EMT-Paramedic program has limited enrollment due to clinical facilities and accreditation standards. Each student must meet specific criteria, which are listed in the admission requirements. The criteria for admission is available through the program office by calling (239) 489-9392 or the web site http://www.Edison.edu/academics/emsprogram.php Admission requirements for the Paramedic Program encompass evidence of current Florida EMT-Basic certification (or eligible for certification-must be Florida certified within 90 days of beginning EMS 2671), current CPR certification, grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher, and completion of FCLEPT testing with no DLA The admissions process requires satisfactory completion of an immunization and health report., and satisfactory completion of a College approved criminal advisory background check completed at the applicant’s expense. Priority will be given to applicants that hold current Florida EMT-B certification.