Broward College, formerly Broward Community College, is a state college which offers a paramedic training program, providing students the necessary courses for certification at the EMT-Basic level on through to EMT paramedic.
Broward College is located at 111 East Las Osas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Broward is easily located off the Port Everglades Expressway, which is also Interstate 595. The EMS educational courses are held at the North Campus: 1000 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek, FL 33066 and the Central Campus: 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314.
Broward College offers 2-year degrees, as well as Bachelor of Science degrees for their programs. Broward serves the community of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County, out- of-state students and international students.
The EMT courses and paramedic training education offered through Broward College is available at both the Central and North campuses. The course consists of a required 55 semester hours 72 total program hours, which will take almost two years to complete. The school recommends that students also take at least one general education course in addition to the required EMS courses.
A potential student can go online at the school’s EMS paramedic page website and “order” any of the EMT or paramedic training courses needed, including materials. The course information and “order site” also provides the EMS course reference number, class times amd hours, and credit hours for each course. Contacts for each class are provided via email, so if you have specific questions about a training course, you may contact the instructor.
Broward College provides online classes and services. You also apply for admission, register for classes, and request financial aid online, including veteran’s financial services.
In order to be accepted into the school a student must have a high school diploma or GED and be at last 18 years of age. Students must also take the PERT examination. This examination is used to place students in the proper reading, writing, and math courses that are required for the paramedic education degree.
Individuals who work in a first response capacity such as public safety, fire departments, military, and ambulance services are given first priority into the program.
Students must successfully complete an EMT training program and receive certification, being state licensed, to be accepted into the paramedic certificate program.
For more information you may contact the school: (954) 201-6776.
Central Campus phone: (954) 201-6660 – North Campus phone: (954) 201-2260.