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.
Emergency medical services (EMS) systems consist of many different components. EMT is the entry level for work in the EMS field as they provide basic life support and transportation for the sick and injured.
The EMT program is offered:
Fall and Spring Terms -- Day
Summer Term -- Nights only
In addition to lab and lecture classes on campus, students will also complete clinical hours at University of Florida (UF) Health Jacksonville. Students will achieve field experience through an area ALS provider
. Applicants are required to complete background checks, drug screenings and health physical exams upon acceptance to the program.
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.
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Transcripts must be received from both high school/GED and any postsecondary education. They must be official and sealed directly from the awarding institution.
Transcripts may be delivered electronically by email or by mail to:
FSCJ Admissions Office
P.O. Box 40515
Jacksonville, FL 32203-0515