Paramedic Program for Fall 2014 (August 2014 to August 2015)PLEASE NOTE: The EMS application instructions will be posted at a later date. It will be located at the bottom of this page under downloads. It will have all the instructions to complete the application packet.
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.
Application Acceptance Dates & TimesTo be announced at a later date.
In PersonProgram 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
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 Edison 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 $4,200 for Florida residents and $13,440 for non-Florida residents. This includes tuition, lab fees, textbooks, uniforms, insurance and equipment. Refer to the Edison 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.
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