The Paramedic Program is the second step toward a career in the exciting, growing field of Emergency Medical Services. Applicants to CF’s Paramedic program must have first completed Emergency Medical Technician Training.
Paramedic students learn advanced treatment skills for the prehospital environment including EKG interpretation, medication administration, advanced airway skills including surgical cricothyrotomy, the management of critical trauma and medical patients and much else.
The program is 12 months long and includes lecture, skills labs with experienced field personnel using state of the art simulators, and clinical experiences in the operating room, emergency department, intensive care, cardiac catheterization lab, labor and delivery and prehospital settings.
CF’s Paramedic program is the only nationally accredited program in the Marion-Citrus-Levy area. Program graduates are eligible for state and national certification.
Our graduates are in high demand in the community because of their level of preparedness when they leave us. They find work as paramedics for:
- Fire departments
- Ambulance services
- Hospital and/or industrial settings
- Flight paramedics.
All of our courses earn college credit that can be applied toward a degree or transferred to another accredited college.
Paramedic Program Retention, Pass Rate and Placement Data:
- Percent Retention (The percentage of students who successfully complete the program) (Average 2019+2018+2017): 78.8%
- Percent of Grads Passing the State Certification Exam (Average 2019+2018+2017): 87.6%
- Percent of Grads with Positive Job Placement (Average 2019+2018+2017): 91.3%
This is a limited-access program. Click for information on additional admission requirements.
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CF is ranked in the top 1% for affordability across the United States, with low tuition rates and more than $2 million in scholarships awarded every year. More than 87% of students receive financial aid.
Tuition and Fees:
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$112.92 per credit hour*