Save Lives. Begin Your EMS Career at NFC.

Emergency Medical Services provides care for individuals who are in need of immediate lifesaving treatment. EMS professionals use their skills to help stabilize patients and transport them for additional medical care.

The North Florida College EMS program offers the classes and training you need to begin a rewarding career in the EMS field. We use state-of-the-art simulation technology and in-the-field training opportunities.

NEW! NFC is offering EMT course in Perry and Live Oak this fall.

  • NFC EMT class held at RIVEROAK Technical College; begins Aug. 19
  • NFC EMT class held at Big Bend Technical College; begins Aug. 19

Contact Tina Parker at 850-973-9493 or

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Associate in Science Degree - Emergency Medical ServicesAS Criminal Justice Technology Icon

The Associate in Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services provides EMT and paramedic training while preparing graduates for supervisory and administrative positions in the EMS field. Graduates of NFC’s Paramedic program may articulate into the A.S. Degree program.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic)

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This twelve (12) hour college credit program is designed to provide first-phase training in the career structure of the emergency medical technician. In order to be employed with an ambulance service in the State of Florida, a student must be trained and certified through the EMS section of the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services.

Successful completion of this program will enable the student to apply to take the National Registry Examination for EMT.

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The Paramedic Program at NFC was developed to fulfill the requirements to practice, under medical direction, the art and science of out-of-hospital medicine. The goal of the program is to provide the graduate with the knowledge, skill and professional attributes associated with an entry-level paramedic position. Graduates are trained to prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness or injury.

Successful completion of this course will Enable the student to apply to take the National Registry Examination for Paramedics (NREMT).

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To prepare competent entry-level EMTs and Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavioral) learning domains.  

Program outcomes:

The data below consists of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) National Exam and the State of Florida Exam Pass Rates; information regarding student retention; and job placement of graduates.

NREMT Pass Rates




1st time pass

4/8 graduates – 50%

2/5 graduates – 40%

 3/5 graduates – 60%

Overall pass

6/8 graduates – 75%

3/5 graduates – 60%

 5/5 graduates – 100%





Enrolled / Completed

13 enrolled

9 completed – 69%

5 enrolled

5 completed – 100%

6 enrolled

5 completed – 83%

Attrition due to academic reasons




Attrition due to non-academic reasons (medical/personal)



Job Placement




EMS Services








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Percentage employed in EMS




The NFC Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of CoAEMSP.

Following successful course completion, a graduate will be authorized to take the National Registry (NREMT) written and practical certification exams. Graduates that do not live in Florida are eligible to take the exam in the state in which they reside and apply for licensure in that state.

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