PARAMEDIC PROGRAM FAQ

PARAMEDIC PROGRAM FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING THE PARAMEDIC PROGRAM?

IS AMA LICENSED AND ACCREDITED?

AMA is license and accredited by the following entities:

  • Licensed by the Florida Department of Education
  • Commission for Independent Education
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Educational Program
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.
  • Training Center for the American Heart Association
  • Training Center for the National Association of Emergency Technicians
  • Members to The National Association of EMS Educators

HOW DO I BENEFIT BY ATTENDING AMA?

There are many benefits:

  • Smaller size classes tailored to your needs
  • Receive your Prehospital Trauma Life Support
  • Receive your Advance Cardiac Life Support
  • Day and Evening classes available
    • One day a week class
    • Three days or nights a week class

DO I NEED TO BE AN EMT-B?

Yes, Florida State Licensed

DO I NEED TO TAKE GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES PRIOR TO STARTING MY PARAMEDICS?

No, but after receiving your Paramedic diploma you may obtain your Associates Degree of Science in EMS with AMA totally online and acquire your degree within 4 months thereafter

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE MY PARAMEDIC?

You will become a Paramedic graduate in as little as 9 months

DO I GET A STATE LICENSE AFTER COURSE COMPLETION?

After successfully completing the Paramedic program, you will receive a diploma and will be eligible to sit for your Florida State Exam.

WHERE CAN I WORK AFTER ACQUIRING MY PARAMEDIC LICENSURE?

There are many employment opportunities, such as:

  • Fire and Rescue Department
  • Ambulance Services
  • Hospital – various departments, such as:
    • Emergency Room Technician
    • Transporting patients
    • Phlebotomist
  • Urgent Care facilities
  • Doctors office
  • Blood Banks
  • 911 Dispatchers

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE CLASS?

You can register online by selecting the class that best suits your needs, but the admission process will have to be completed at American Medical Academy.

Advancement: Paramedics can become supervisors, operations managers, administrative directors, or executive directors of emergency services. Some EMTs and paramedics become instructors, dispatchers, or physician assistants; others move into sales or marketing of emergency medical equipment. A number of people become EMTs and paramedics to test their interest in health care before training as registered nurses, physicians, or other health workers.

Note: Other qualifications / EMTs and paramedics should be emotionally stable, have good dexterity, agility, and physical coordination, and be able to lift and carry heavy loads. They also need good eyesight (corrective lenses may be used) with accurate color vision.

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CONTACT US

American Medical Academy
12215 SW 112 Street
Miami, Florida 33186

Phone: (305) 271-6555
Email: info@ama.edu