Paramedic Program

Emergency Medical Services

The next Paramedic course will begin on Sep 6th 2022, at the Pembroke Pines campus Begin Your Career as a Paramedic

There are people who know in their hearts that helping others in critical times is what they were meant to do. It’s exciting, useful, important work. So it’s more than a job – it’s contributing to the community in a meaningful way, and offers a rewarding career path as well.

Barry University is now providing one of the best, most comprehensive training programs for paramedic. This is a crucial role-player in the nation’s growing healthcare system.

While the majority of Paramedics work for fire-rescue companies, paramedics also have careers in many pre-hospital care categories, such as emergency rooms, security, ski patrols, harbor supervision and life guarding. As your experience and level of expertise grows, so does your income.

But the work is the thing: car accidents, gunshot wounds, heart attacks – Paramedics and their partners in emergency care see and do things that few other people will ever encounter.

Schedule

Healthcare is the fastest-growing job segment in Florida, as well as most of the United States. Learn at one of the best Paramedic programs in South Florida.

Heart (1)

Sometimes a Job is Just a Job. For First-Responders, It's a Calling.

Values

The Rewards Go Beyond Money. But The Money Isn't Bad.

  • Heart (1)

    Sometimes a Job is Just a Job. For First-Responders, It's a Calling.

  • Values

    The Rewards Go Beyond Money. But The Money Isn't Bad.

Barry University's Paramedic Program

The mission of the Barry University Paramedic program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels

Barry has established a 16 month training program leading to a Certificate of Completion. The course, approved by the State of Florida's Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, provides preparation for the Paramedic certification exam. Instructors, including doctors, nurses, and paramedics, are all pre-screened and hired under Barry University standards.

Classroom sessions meet two days a week and are available at night and days as well. Along with classroom work, there are skills labs in which techniques are demonstrated, learned and perfected, externships – ride-time with fire-rescue units and on ambulances where you primarily observe but may well be called on to participate in crises situations, and internships – observing and participating in life-saving stabilization techniques in hospital emergency rooms.

For more information on the Barry University Paramedic Training Program, or to reserve a spot for upcoming classes, call 305-899-3352.

A Barry education carries with it the prestige and distinction of having studied under the supervision of a great University. The choice is yours to make.

Program Overview

Barry University’s objective is to become the premier provider of emergency preparedness and training for the residents of South Florida. The University will, through superior Paramedic education, emphasize both a positive caring attitude and “educational mentorship” in its approach.

These in turn will prepare our students to become knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs of our community. The University has gathered a team with much experience in emergency public safety to create the type of educational programs required to provide superior training.

  • 11,000 ($2750 per semester plus $ 50.00 lab fee per semester x 4 semesters). Includes liability insurance but excludes background check. Background check is through American Data bank and is approximately $140.00.

    Payment is due at time of registration.

  • The Paramedic training program has been designed to exceed the minimum requirements of the State of Florida, providing you with a stronger foundation for your future career.

Program Outcomes

The Emergency Medical Services programs at Barry University will provide a comprehensive review of its outcomes during the CoAEMSP Letter of Review and subsequent accreditation periods. Starting with the first Paramedic cohort of 2022, the the program will review its pass rates, retention, job placement, certification pass rates, mission, goals, and learning objectives.

The review process involves all program personnel meeting to assess the outcomes. Upon completion of the program review, the results are shared with the program's Advisory Committee.

During the Advisory Committee meetings, a review of the program's pass rates on the certification examinations and the results of the employer, graduate and program resource surveys are shared.

The advisory committee is afforded the opportunity to provide input and guidance related to the program's ability in achieving these goals.

Programmatic Outcomes Data

  • Graduate Year: 2022

    Pass Rate: TBD

    Graduate Year: 2023

    Pass Rate: TBD

    Graduate Year: 2024

    Pass Rate: TBD

     

  • Graduate Year: 2022

    Retention: TBD

    Graduate Year: 2023

    Retention: TBD

    Graduate Year: 2024

    Retention: TBD

  • Graduate Year: 2022

    Pass Rate: TBD

    Graduate Year: 2023

    Pass Rate: TBD

    Graduate Year: 2024

    Pass Rate: TBD

Program Locations

Pembroke Pines

Address

15900 Pines Boulevard, Suite 200, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Palm Beach

Address

9123 N. Military Trail, Suite 206, West Palm Beach, FL 33410

Main Campus

Address

11300 NE 2nd Ave Miami Shores, FL 33161

Approval

Barry University's Paramedic Certificate Program is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. To sit for the State exam to become a Paramedic in the state of Florida you must successfully complete the Paramedic program.

Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C18
Tallahassee, FL 32311-1738

Telephone: 850-245-4440
Fax: 850-488-9408
www.fl-ems.com

Letter of Review

The Barry University Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 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 National Registry's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP, call 214-703-8445

Visit CoAEMSP Website Visit CAAHEP Website

Earn Academic Credit Toward a Bachelor's Degree

Students who earn the Paramedic License who wish to pursue an academic degree at Barry University will receive credits for this license if they enroll in one of the following baccalaureate programs:

  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Service Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies

License Title: Paramedic Certificate

Rationale: In the State of Florida, Emergency Medical Technicians generally receive their training from one of two sources: a regionally accredited college or from an approved 1100 hours non-credit program. Regardless of the source of training, all individuals must pass a standardized examination. The examination can be either from the State of Florida or be a national examination.

Number of Credits: (6 LL / 6UL)

History of The EMS Profession

Since the enactment of the National Highway Safety Act of 1966 and the formal beginning of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the common goal of the EMS field, has been to reduce unnecessary death and disability. This public need has increased the job demand for EMS providers, thereby creating a reciprocal shortage of qualified personnel to fill these positions. Due to the increased pressure placed upon EMS providers, EMS educational institutions providing emergency medical technician and paramedic training have yielded to the pressure of increasing the number of pre-hospital medicine courses and conversely decreasing, to a certain extent, the didactic quality of these courses.

 

Barry University's Paramedic program provides high quality state-of-the-art first response education and training skills essential for public safety. Because there are clear expectations for improved health, value and efficiency in the EMS field, the need for a quality EMS program in an accredited higher learning institution is a logical progression for the EMS community. In addition, the Paramedic program provides students the ability to further their careers by receiving the much needed hands-on experience in a hospital setting if they wish to pursue a career in Nursing, Physician Assistant, Medical School, etc.

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