The Certificate in Paramedic Technology is a complete program and also can be the second part of the Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree in Emergency Medical Services Technology (EMS), which has three parts. The first part of the degree is the Technical Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician, and the third part consists of the General Education and Elective courses required for the degree. To earn this degree, all three parts must be completed. The EMT Technical Certificate must be completed successfully as a major requirement for continuing to the limited access Paramedic Certificate; however, the General Education and Elective courses for the A.S. Degree can be completed at any time.
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EMT TC lasts for 1 semester. If you also complete the Paramedic TC (3 semesters), you only need to take the general education courses to earn your EMS degree.
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Complete EMS1010 or BSC1084 Essentials of Human Structure and Function, the Prerequisite for Admission, with a minimum grade of C. EMS1010 or BSC1084 may be in progress at the time of program application but must be completed with a minimum grade of C by the program start date.
To be competitive for admission, additional Science and General Education courses should be completed with high grades. See the point system in the Current Program Guide.
BSC2093C and BSC2094C may substitute for EMS1010 or BSC1084. BSC 2094C may be in progress at the time of application and completed with a minimum grade of C by the program start date.
No. But the General Education courses that award additional points usually are offered online.
Yes, the Essentials of Human Structure and Function course is only offered on the West campus
No. The Paramedic program does not require the TEAS.
Once you have applied to Valencia, you will need to request official transcripts sent from your previous institution. The admissions office will evaluate all transcripts once they are received to determine transfer credit; equivalent courses will be posted in your Valencia Atlas account.
You must be in ‘Good Standing’ which requires a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, including all undergraduate transfer work.
The West Paramedic program accepts approximately 50 students for the Fall term, and the Osceola Paramedic program accepts approximately 30 students for the Spring term.
In the Paramedic Program simulation is used for all hands on skills.
The Paramedic program may have clinical experiences that may expose the student to blood borne pathogens via contact with bodily fluids such as blood and saliva. Students accepted into these programs will be expected to adhere to Centers for Disease Control guidelines regarding the use of Universal Precautions which includes the use of personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, and eyewear.
The Paramedic program consists of 1,155 hours: 533 lab & clinical hours, 452 lecture hours and 170 field hours. Graduates of the Paramedic program are eligible to sit for the National Registry Paramedic exam to earn certification.
The five year average Licensure Rate for Paramedic graduates is 91% and the five year average Placement Rate for Paramedic graduates is 90%.
The Paramedic program has both a daytime and night-time program on the West and Osceola campuses and is shift-friendly; its time demands should be considered the equivalent of a fulltime job as students are expected to devote a minimum of 30 hours a week to the program - if a student chooses to work while in the program, a maximum of 30 hours a week is recommended due to the demands of the program. Time management is crucial to successful program completion!
A non-refundable program application fee of $15 must be submitted to the Business Office with each application. NOTE: The application and payment must be received by the Business Office by the application deadline, or it will be denied.
Please make sure you have met all admission requirements and your application is complete, as missing documentation or requirements can result in denied admission. All items listed on the Program Guide Admission Checklist must be completed PRIOR to submitting the program application.