Paramedic Certificate

60130 - 42 Credits

(Selective Admission)

The Paramedic Certificate program is awarded to students completing the required 42-credit course of study. The purpose of the program is to prepare competent entry-level paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. The program meets the requirements set forth in the National EMS Education Standards in State of Florida statutes and administrative code for paramedic through classroom lecture, skills laboratory, clinical rotations, and field internship courses. The Indian River State College EMS Program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the State of Florida paramedic certification exam and may apply for licensure upon successful completion. Graduates are also eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians' (NREMT) paramedic certification exam. Graduates passing the NREMT exam will be awarded the Nationally Registered Paramedic credential.

All core curriculum and natural science courses require a grade of “C” or higher.

Gainful Employment

Degree Requirements

Requirements List

EMS 2601CParamedic I

11 credits

EMS 2664Paramedic Clinical/Field Experience I

5 credits

EMS 2602CParamedic II

11 credits

EMS 2665Paramedic Clinical/Field Experience II

5 credits

EMS 2659Paramedic III

6 credits

BSC 1084Survey of the Human Body

4 credits


BSC 2094Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits


BSC 2094LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 credit