Hours: 1100 hours, approximately 52 weeks
Cost: Tuition is approximately $3,168 plus books & fees (Click to see all related charges)
Testing Requirements:
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
Prerequisites: Licensed Emergency Medical Technician
Location: LTC Main Campus

Mission: The mission of the Paramedic program is to provide competent, confident and caring entry level emergency medical professionals for the practice of prehospital emergency medical care.

Paramedic Master Plan of Instruction

This program maintains national accreditation from the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.


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Next Class

  • August, 2014 (Orientation TBA)
  • Applications* are available 4/1/2014 – 7/18/2014

*The TABE is to be taken prior to picking up an application. Applicants with documented AS degree or higher or TABE results within the previous two years of program start date are exempt from this requirement.

Admission Requirements

  • Current State of Florida EMT Certification
  • Current “professional” CPR card
  • Completed Lake Tech application and Completed Lake Tech EMS Programs application
  • Completed TABE – Level A. State required scores to receive a program certificate of completion are: Reading 10, Language 10, Math 10
  • Consultation with a counselor

What you’ll learn

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Advanced airway maintenance techniques
  • Medication administration
  • Hospital/clinical & field internship hands-on experience
  • IV therapy
  • Cardiac monitoring and interventions and electrocardiogram interpretation
  • Medical & trauma assessment of the infant, child, adolescent, adult, & geriatric patient
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker 90 hrs
B EMS0219
Paramedic 1
Paramedic 2
Paramedic 3
336 hrs
336 hrs
338 hrs

Industry Certifications

  • State administered test for paramedic licensure

Employment Opportunities

  • Ambulance / EMS services
  • Hospitals Physician offices
  • Fire services

Starting Salaries

Vary, ranging from $38,347 to 54,198*
*Based on local industry information

Recent Employers of Graduates:

  • Lake-Sumter EMS
  • Lake County Fire Rescue
  • Marion County Fire Rescue

Completion Rate* – 92.31%
Placement Rate* – 91.67%
Licensure Pass Rate* – 70%

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*Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year.

Required Book List

For the most recent book list for the Paramedic program, visit Lake Technical Center’s online Bookstore and Marketplace.

Steps to Enroll

  1. Apply for financial aid, if applicable
  2. Complete the online application
  3. Take the TABE and/or placement tests
  4. Meet with a counselor/career advisor
  5. Register and pay tuition and fees
  6. Purchase books and supplies
  7. Complete the new student orientation online prior to the first day of class