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Emergency Medical Services Information

See the EMS Calendar page for EMS application information and dates.

Qualified applicants are admitted to the EMT and Paramedic programs inJanuary (Spring), May (Summer), and August (Fall). PLAN AHEAD! To be considered for admission to the EMS programs, new CF students must first complete a CF application and all CF requirements. Incomplete CF applications and requirements could prevent you from EMS program eligibility. If needed, the Enrollment Services Center (Building 5) Ocala campus can assist you with questions regarding your general college admission requirements. All EMS applicants must complete an EMS application and all requirements.

You are able to print an EMS application, request an EMS application by calling (352) 854-2322 ext. 1313, by email request: click here, at the information session, or pick one up in Building 35 Room 104 on the Ocala campus Monday through Friday 8:00 -4:30 p.m. Click here for the CF application. All Health Sciences candidates must undergo CF's national criminal background check. Candidates with a criminal history may not be eligible for any CF Health Sciences program.


This program is a comprehensive one semester (16 week) curriculum consisting of theory, skills laboratory, and hospital/field experience. The current edition of the CF Course Schedule lists the class schedules and locations. Skills labs and clinical assignments are in addition to scheduled lecture class times and may occur on the weekend. Each EMT Program consists of weekday classes and labs and 7 clinical days (12 hour shifts). Persons successfully completing this program will meet the certification requirements for the State of Florida and be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for Emergency Medical Technicians.


The program for Paramedic is a 12 month, 42-credit hour curriculum. Students must attain a grade of “80%” or better in all EMS courses in order to graduate. Persons successfully completing the Paramedic program will be eligible to take the State of Florida Paramedic Certification Examination.

Each Paramedic Program consists of classes, labs and clinicals (some during weekends). Clinicals are 12 hour shifts. The universal schedule is 2 lectures held 2 times a week on Tuesday/Wednesday and Thursday/Friday. Class and lab time will occur from 9-6 p.m.


See the EMS Degree page for coursework required for this program.

While College of Central Florida maintains an open door admission policy and consistently strives to provide programs beneficial to all students, the EMT and Paramedic programs like most Health Sciences programs have a selected admission. Please check the current CF catalog to ensure you meet the admission requirements to the College. If needed, the Enrollment Services Center (Building 5) Ocala campus can assist you with questions regarding your general college admission requirements.

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