South Florida Community College is located in Avon Park, Florida at 600 West College Drive in the Public Service Building. The campus is off highway 27, 98, and county road 700. The campus of the college sits in between Lake Lelia and Lake Glenada. Silver Lake is located across the street from the campus.
The paramedic certificate program offered by South Florida Community College is a three term sequence of classes that includes lectures, labs, EMS clinical courses and hospital clinical courses. The course takes 11 months to complete and consists of 43 credit hours. Students may choose to use the credits earned in the course towards their associate’s degree in EMS.
The cost of the program is approximately $4485.30, this includes tuition and books. There may be other costs associated to the program and the price of tuition is subject to change.
The paramedic program is limited access and students must have a current EMT certification or have completed an EMT course from an accredited school in the state of Florida in order to be considered for the program. Students must have authorization from the program chairperson before registering for any part of this program. Admission preference is given to individuals that have experience and/or educational achievements. ]
The following admission requirements must be submitted to the EMS training center at least one month before classes begin:
- Physical examination
- Health history forms, immunization records, negative TB test
- The following documents must be signed: statement that you do not have any physical or mental health condition that will interfere with your ability to perform the tasks at hand, compliance agreement, rescue/injury release form
- A completed criminal background check
For more information about the program you may contact Steven L. Ashworth, Program Director at 863-784-7283 or by email at Ashwst4231@sfcc.cc.fl.us.