Earn SPC's Paramedic PSAV Certificate

St. Petersburg College offers a 45-week Paramedic Post Secondary Adult Vocational Program that prepares graduates for certification as a paramedic. The program consists of 1,103 contact hours, including classroom instruction and a required number of hours and competencies in the clinical environment and field setting.

The program is divided into three phases, each 15 weeks long. Classroom sessions are held two days a week for 8 hours each day and follows a shift-friendly schedule.

Students who successfully complete this program will have the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to be a member of the emergency medical services team.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

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Features of SPC's Paramedic Post Secondary Adult Vocational Program

  • St. Petersburg College focuses on student success by offering students tools to help achieve their academic goals.
  • Experienced, passionate, and caring faculty and staff
  • Free one on one academic coaching by experienced clinicians
  • Access to services at nine campus libraries
  • Free bus service any time, on all routes, including regular and express routes, shuttles and trolleys
  • Access to the New Initiative Program (NIP), providing free academic support to health and pre-health students

Paramedic Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Summer 2017 (530)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Summer 2017 (530), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Leadership Information

Glenn Davis
Progarm Administrator and Curriculum Coordinator

Program Summary

Adding PSAV Paramedic to EMS; same curriculum as credit paramedic.

Florida CIP Code

0351090416: PARAMEDIC

Federal CIP Code

51.0904: Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic).

Job Related Opportunities

  • Qualifies for certification as paramedic

Admission Rules

High school transcript(s) or GED transcripts.
Florida State certified Emergency Medical Technician Certificate number and issue date.
Letter of recommendation from sponsoring agency, if any.

Applicants who have earned an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Baccalaureate, or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution submit transcripts and are waived from submitting high school transcripts.


EMS 0210C Paramedic I 248
EMS 0211C Paramedic II 428
EMS 0212C Paramedic III 428
Total Credits 1104


The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) through the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professionals (CoAEMSP). The program curriculum follows the standards established by the National EMS Education Standards and is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professionals can be contacted at the following address or phone number. For additional information, visit www.coaemsp.org

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professionals
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite #111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088

Important Information

Program Admissions

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