Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
EMTs and Paramedics are first responders and key providers to those in need of urgent medical attention. If you envision yourself providing aid to others in critical situations, you're exploring the right career path.
The important role of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics involves assessing the patient's condition after an emergency has taken place and offering aid. These professionals are pre-hospital care providers, and they rely on a variety of skills and expertise to provide care to the sick and injured. To launch your career, explore the A.A.S. degree program, or to grow your career, pursue the certificate option.
This degree program is designed to prepare you for a career in the emergency medical field. With your A.A.S. degree, you’ll be prepared for ever-changing statutory requirements that are set by municipalities and state and federal governments, as well as emerging management opportunities.
This certificate program provides advanced training opportunities to ready you for career growth. To enter this program, you must already be certified at the basic level as a New York State Emergency Medical Technician.
FLCC Accreditation Status: Letter of Review
The FLCC Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
To contact CoAEMSP Executive Office: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088, 214-703-8445, FAX 214-703-8992, www.coaemsp.org
The FLCC Paramedic Program strives to prepare competent entry level Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.
In accordance with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Standard IV.B.2, all Letter of Review Paramedic Programs must publish their yearly results for the following outcomes:
- NYS Written Exam Pass Rates
- Paramedic Program Retention Rates
- Paramedic Positive Placement (Employment)
Paramedic Program Outcomes
CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2019.
The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 90%.
The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 90.5%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as 'Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military'. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.
The most recent retention rate was 70%.