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 A. You must complete the paramedic application.
A. Yes, you must be a Gulf Coast State College Student to attend the Paramedic Program. You must apply to Gulf Coast State College and take the PERT (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test) entry level placement test. Contact the testing office at (850) 769-1551 extension 3336.  
A. In-state tuition is currently $98.75 per credit hour.  Costs can change as prices for equipment, student fees, and tuition can change without notice. This should be a close estimate, and we will try to update the information as it changes.
A. Out-of-state tuition is currently $359.71 per credit hour. (Tuition is subject to change.)

A. Paramedic Program classes are held at the Gulf Coast State College North Bay Campus - Abbott Building:

637 Highway 2300Southport, FL 32409

A. Math 96 or achieve a "C" or better in MAT1033, MAC1105, or higher course.

A. Writing/English 103 or achieve a "C" or better in ENC1101, or higher course.

A. Reading 106 or achieve a "C" or better in ENC1101, or higher course.

If you have a college degree with English, reading or math, you will not need the PERT exam.

A. Once your application for the Paramedic Program has been received, you will receive an email with further information regarding orientation dates and requirements. If you have any questions regarding your submitted application, you may reach out via email to Victoria Byrd at

If you need more information about the Paramedic curriculum, you can call or schedule an interview with the EMS Director, Ms. Liliana Zamora. Please contact her at (850) 769-1551 ext. 5632 or email at

A. No.  The GCSC Fire College does not share the students' background results.  As stated in the Paramedic application, "Criminal background checks performed through other agencies will not be accepted."

A. It is the Gulf Coast State College policy that prior or previous credits from any other accredited college or technical school will not be accepted for transfer into the Paramedic Program.

Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.