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All students interested in applying to this program should contact Tina Maloy, Program Director at 850-718-2403.  Submit completed EMS Program application and documentation listed below to the Admissions and Records Office at Chipola  College.


The Emergency Medical Technician program is a limited enrollment, competency based program. The program prepares students in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains to become certified and licensed as a competent entry-level EMT. The program prepares students for the certification examination as an EMT in accordance with Florida Statute 401 and Chapter 64j of the Florida Administrative Code. The curriculum encompasses theoretical and simulated learning, clinical, and internship experiences following the National Education Standards and is inclusive of the Department of Education Curriculum Framework. EMS students will adhere to standards as listed in the program Emergency Medical Services Handbook that complies with the Department of Health-Bureau of EMS. This course is 12 credit hours (minimum 300 clock-hours in length). Clinical and internship assignments are required in addition to regular class hours. Students will complete 24 hours of emergency room clinicals and 96 hours of field internship with a local EMS agency.

                                              Application deadlineAugust 3, 2016                                                                             

  Chipola accepts applications through the last day of registration as listed in the college calendar; however, applications that are submitted earlier improve registration opportunities in desired classes.

Application Deadline August 3, 2016
Registration and Fees Due TBA
Mandatory Orientation TBA
Classes Meet August 22, 2016 - December 12, 2016
  Monday – Wednesday
  5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


The Chipola College Paramedic Program holds a Letter of Review, which is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, but is a status granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review of Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation.  The Letter of Review (LoR) IS RECOGNIZED by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT'S Paramedic credentialing examintion(s).  However, it is not a guarantee of eventual accreditation. 

Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312

Rowlett, TX 75088

(214) 703-8445

Paramedic Program Pass Rate 2013-2015  100%

  Submit both a general Application for Admission to the college and a EMT Program application to the Admissions and Records Office by August 3, 2016.


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