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The Paramedic program prepares EMTs for advancement by teaching them how to administer medications, set up intravenous (IV) lines, resuscitate cardiac or respiratory patients, and provide life support. Students earn 45 college credit hours upon completion of the program. They clock a total of 1,112 training hours.


The HCI College Paramedic program prepares students to function in a pre-hospital setting  performing  patient assessments, the administration of medications, EKG monitoring, and advanced resuscitation procedures.

The program consists of lectures, labs, and hospital and ride times in accordance with the latest National EMS Standards. The Paramedic program will prepare the student to take the Florida State Paramedic Exam. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a diploma*.

*This may be applied as credit earned toward an AS in EMS


  • 12-Month Program
  • Hands-on Training
  • Taught by EMS Professionals
  • Day & Evening Classes Available
  • Flexible Ride and Clinical Schedules


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be a Licensed EMT
  • Meet with an admissions representative to review HCI College entrance requirements
  • Complete & sign application

Is a Paramedic Program Right for You? Find Out!

Take the “HCI Paramedic Career Training Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Paramedic Career Training Readiness Score Now »

If you are considering becoming a Paramedic, contact HCI College admissions today to schedule a visit and find out how you can earn your diploma. 


1764 North Congress Ave.

West Palm Beach, FL 33409


1201 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Suite 101.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309


Accreditation – CoAEMSP

The Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445 FAX 214-703-8992


RETENTION/ATTRITION (Graduated from the program)

The retention and attrition set by CoAEMSP is 70% and based on the percentage of students who started on the enrollment date (who began Paramedic coursework) who are enrolled and graduated.



The national Registry (written and/or practical) threshold set by National Registry or State Exam (written and/or practical) threshold set by State is 70%.


Positive (JOB) Placement

The Positive (Job) Placement threshold set by CoAEMSP is 70%. Positive (Job) placement means that the graduate is employed full or part-time or volunteers in the profession or in a related field; or is continuing his/her education; or is serving in the military.

Click here to view the 2017 CoAEMSP Annual Report.