Save Lives. Begin Your EMS Career at NFC.

Emergency Medical Services provides care for individuals who are in need of immediate lifesaving treatment. EMS professionals use their skills to help stabilize patients and transport them for additional medical care.

The North Florida College EMS program offers the classes and training you need to begin a rewarding career in the EMS field. We use state-of-the-art simulation technology and in-the-field training opportunities.

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Associate in Science Degree - Emergency Medical ServicesAS Criminal Justice Technology Icon

The Associate in Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services provides EMT and paramedic training while preparing graduates for supervisory and administrative positions in the EMS field. Graduates of NFC’s Paramedic program may articulate into the A.S. Degree program.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic)

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This twelve (12) hour college credit program is designed to provide first-phase training in the career structure of the emergency medical technician. In order to be employed with an ambulance service in the State of Florida, a student must be trained and certified through the EMS section of the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services.

Successful completion of this program will enable the student to apply to take the National Registry Examination for EMT.

EMT Application


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The Paramedic Program at NFC was developed to fulfill the requirements to practice, under medical direction, the art and science of out-of-hospital medicine. The goal of the program is to provide the graduate with the knowledge, skill and professional attributes associated with an entry-level paramedic position. Graduates are trained to prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness or injury.

Successful completion of this course will Enable the student to apply to take the National Registry Examination for Paramedics (NREMT).

Paramedic Application

EMR-Emergency Medical Responder

190 Clock Hour Program

  • HSC 0003 (90 HRS) - Basic Healthcare Worker
  • EMS 0050 (100 HRS) - Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Responders provide immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services system. EMRs have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. EMRs also provide assistance to higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders are a vital part of the comprehensive EMS response. Under medical oversight, Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment. Please note: this certificate does not allow graduates to become certified as an EMT. See EMT advisor for admission requirements.


To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Program outcomes:

The data below consists of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) National Exam and the State of Florida Exam Pass Rates; information regarding student retention; and job placement of graduates.

NREMT Pass Rates




1st time pass

2/5 graduates – 40%

3/5 graduates – 60%

2/5 graduates - 40%

Overall pass

3/5 graduates – 60%

5/5 graduates – 100%

2/5 graduates - 40%





Enrolled / Completed

5 enrolled

5 completed – 100%

6 enrolled

5 completed – 83%

10 enrolled

7 completed - 70%

Attrition due to academic reasons


Attrition due to non-academic reasons (medical/personal)



Job Placement




EMS Services





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Percentage employed in EMS




The NFC Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of CoAEMSP.

Following successful course completion, a graduate will be authorized to take the National Registry (NREMT) written and practical certification exams. Graduates that do not live in Florida are eligible to take the exam in the state in which they reside and apply for licensure in that state.

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763