LP Research Resources September 25, 2016

Brevard Community College Paramedic Program

The Brevard Community College EMT Paramedic Training Program is a certification program with college credit to be applied to an AS in EMS degree. This means Brevard College offers both a paramedic training certificate program and an Associate of Applied Science in Paramedical degree.  This program meets the standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Training and the state of Florida.

Brevard Community College is a public, 2 year Associate’s Degree college. It is located at 1519 Clearlake Road in Cocoa, Florida, on 87 acres adjacent to Clear Lake. Clearlake Road is also highway 501. The University of Central Florida is located a few blocks away from the campus. Clearlake Middle School is located across the street from the campus. The College consists of four campuses and two centers. The paramedic program is at the Cocoa, FL. Campus.

Brevard College states, “The demand for Paramedics is extremely high in Brevard County and most of the state of Florida.”

Program Information

The training program offered through Brevard Community College is a paramedic certificate program.

The paramedic education course consists of 42 credit hours that must be completed in order. The first three classes consist of classroom lectures. This is followed with clinical and lab portions of the course. The final portion of the course consists of a field internship. The paramedic course can typically be completed in less than two years. Upon completion of the course students will be eligible to sit for the national and state examinations.

Training will include: instruction for basic, intermediate, and advanced EMT and medical emergency surgical procedures, medical triage, rescue operations, crisis scene management, equipment operation and maintenance, patient stabilization, monitoring, and care, drug administration, identification and preliminary diagnosis of diseases and injuries, communication and computer operations, basic anatomy, physiology, pathology, and toxicology, and instruction and training for professional standards and regulations.

The paramedic training certification program includes both didactic and clinical skill experiences. The program provides high excellence for education in the ability and science of pre-hospital advanced life support EMS care.

A grade of “C” or higher is required for each course for progression and to receive certificate.

Once the EMT paramedic training program is completed, you will be qualified to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Examination (NREMT).

Program Prerequisites

• must have a valid driver’s license
• must be 18 years of age
• must pass a background check
• must have current immunization records
• must pass drug screening –  and stay drug free
• must be Florida EMT certified prior to entering paramedic program
• may not have received a dishonorable military discharge
• must have successfully completed ENG 101 or take the college placement exam and score into ENG 101
• must hold a current CPR card

Admission into the EMT paramedic program is limited. Students will be required to discuss the program with a counselor in order to proceed into the program.

Application Process

Individuals interested in Brevard Community College may register and apply online, or in person. After completing the application process you will next register for New Student Orientation. Following the Orientation, you will need to take placement exams. Next step in the application process is to meet with an adviser who can assist you in a degree plan, and paramedic training course schedules. Following the advisor placement plan, you will be able to plan your class scheduling. Fees and tuition wild need to be paid before classes start. After fees are paid you will receive your Brevard CC student card, parking tag, and textbook lists.

Additional Information

Brevard community College also offers scholarships, grants and financial aid, such as Pell Grants and direct loans from the U.S. Department of Education.

The school offers Spring, Summer and Falls semesters, including a network of online courses. The college offers non-credit and continuing education classes. Brevard is also open to non-resident and international students.

Contact Information

For more information you may contact the school at (321) 632-1111 or (321) 433-7575.