LP Research Resources January 23, 2018

Daytona State College Paramedic Program


Daytona State College has an EMT paramedic training program that offers students the necessary courses for certification at the EMT-Basic level on through to EMT paramedic. All EMS training courses have limited access and acceptance, keeping class sizes small, with specialized attention to students, and a high quality education.

Daytona State College, formerly called Daytona Beach Community College, is located at 1200 West International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. West International Speedway is also Interstate 92. The campus is adjacent to the Halifax Health Medical Center and Cypress Park is located nearby.

Program Information

The paramedic training program offered by Daytona State College provides students with the minimum requirements to be eligible to take the Florida state board examination and the NREMT examination. The program is a certificate program and students will be allowed to count the credits from the EMS course towards an Associate’s Degree in Emergency Medical Services and paramedic course certification.

Training Courses start in three semesters, Fall, Spring and summer.

Costs and Admission

The approximate cost for the paramedic certification program is $5,000. This includes lab fees, text books, equipment and uniforms. Students will also pay a computer data fee of $75 and approximately $90 for a criminal background check and drug screen test.

Students that currently work for any type of public safety office will be given first priority to the course. Some students may be required to complete an English, math or reading course based on their college placement examinations.

Program Prerequisites

A potential applicant must first obtain and complete an application that is only available from the EMS Department.  Interested students may obtain an application for the program at Daytona Beach Campus Building 320-022. Applications are normally available in October for the Spring Semester; March for the Summer Semester and June for the Fall Semester.

The application must be completed and submitted by the deadline prior to the semester you wish to enroll in. Students must provide proof of the following:

• Acceptable score on the TABE or CPT exam
• Clean criminal background check
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Attend a mandatory EMS Orientation

Paramedic Course Requirements

For the paramedic training program, in addition to the above requirements, a student must:

• Provide proof of current EMT certification for the state of Florida
• Possess current CPR certification
• Take an Entrance Exam before getting an application

Note:  It might be necessary for potential EMT and paramedic training candidates to enroll in a college preparatory English, Math, or Reading course based upon College Placement Test scores.

Contact Information

For more information about the program you may contact Timothy Troian, Assistant Chair of the School of Emergency Services at 1- 386-506-4108 or Email: troiant@daytonastate.edu. For further information and the application you may visit the Daytona Beach Campus, Building 320, Basement, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.