LP Research Resources January 23, 2018

Miami-Dade Community College EMS Training Program

Miami-Dade Community College Medical Center Campus is located in Miami, Florida at 950 Northwest 20th Street. The college is part of the University of Miami Hospital. The hospital and college can be accessed off Interstate 95 and it sits just off the exit. The Santa Clara Station Southbound Rail is located across the street from the hospital.

Program Schedule

The paramedic program offered on the Medical Center Campus of Miami-Dade Community College is a certificate course that takes four semesters to complete. The first semester is three classes, a lecture, lab, and a clinic for a total of 15 credit hours. The second semester is a second level of the same for a total of 15 credit hours. The third semester is the field internship and counts for eight credit hours. The final semester is four credit hours and is a human anatomy and physiology lecture and lab.

The cost of the program is $78.84 per credit hour for Florida residents and $236.69 for out of state residents. Other additional fees cost approximately $400, which does not include the cost of books.

Program Prerequisites

Students wishing to enter the paramedic program offered by the college must have current EMT certification in the state of Florida. Students must have CPR certification at the health care provider level that is current as well.

In addition, students may be required to submit to a drug screening and criminal background check prior to entering the clinical portion of the course.

Contact Information

For more information about the program you may contact the school at 305-237-4337. The program director is Michael A. Yoder; he can be contacted by email at myoder@mdcc.edu. The medical director of the program is Monica M. Manasa, M.D.

For more information about the college you may visit their website at www.mdcc.edu.