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Welcome to Hillsborough Community College EMS Programs.

HCC EMS Programs is fully accredited by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and offers the most current and up to date curriculum. In addition, the Paramedic program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professionals (CoAEMSP) in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP).

Under the auspices of the Emergency Medical Services program, students first become certified as an emergency medical technician and secondly as a paramedic. Graduates of the EMT program earn an Advanced Technical Diploma while graduates from the paramedic program earn a College Credit Certificate.

Those who wish to enhance their credentials can pursue an Associate in Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services Associate Programs.


Every effort has been made to ensure the information on the EMS Programs web pages is accurate and current. HCC and the web designer assumes no responsibility for content, errors, or omissions. The reader is advised to refer to a current Hillsborough Community College catalog.

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