Emergency Medical Technician TC

First responders and emergency medical care

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Technical Certificate (T.C.) is a limited access program that prepares graduates to function as entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians. The program utilizes classroom instruction, hands-on skills labs and field experiences to train students to become emergency medical responders who respond to a variety of medical and trauma situations. Upon completion of the program, graduates are awarded a technical certificate and are eligible to apply to sit for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification exam to qualify for certification as a Florida EMT. Graduates of the technical certificate program may elect to continue for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) (2251) (A.S.) degree.  

Applicants are required to complete background checks, drug screenings and health physical exams upon acceptance to the program.

Program Approval

FSCJ’s emergency medical technician (EMT) program is approved as an EMT training program by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Medical Services, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, FL, 32399, (850) 245-4440.

Program Code: 6394

12 Credits

Limited access

School of Health, Education and Human Services
Start Term

Fall, Spring, Summer

May 15, Feb. 15, Sept 15
Additional Costs

Drug screen, background checks, uniforms, physical and textbooks

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is not available.


(904) 713-4545


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Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the National Registry (NREMT) EMT certification exam to qualify for certification as a Florida EMT and a national registered EMT. After successful completion of the examination graduates are able to start careers as emergency medical technicians.

Career Opportunities

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities (Bureau of Labor Statistics). 

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