Technician (Basic) (6394)
THE CAREER: An emergency medical services system
consists of many different components. Emergency medical technician
is the basic entry-level for work in the EMS field. EMTs provide
basic life support and transportation for the sick and injured.
THE PROGRAM: This limited access program prepares
graduates to function as entry-level emergency medical technicians.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are awarded a technical
certificate and are eligible to apply to sit for the Florida state
board exam to qualify for certification as an EMT in the state
THIS IS A LIMITED ACCESS PROGRAM.
Expected Job Growth:
According to the Department of Labor, much faster than average.
Upon completion of the program graduates are eligible to apply
to sit for the Florida state board exam to qualify for certification
as an EMT in the state of Florida.
This program is accredited by the Florida
Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services,
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, FL 32399 (850.245.4440).
Prior to being admitted to the program applicants
must complete EMS 1059 First Responders: Emergency Care Training.
- All applicants for admission to this program
must be at least 18 years of age.
- Students must have earned a high school diploma or equivalency degree.
- Incomplete or late applications will not
be considered (contact EMT office for application deadlines).
- Applicants must document all eligibility
- Student number and classification as
- Notarized character statement
- First Responder or acceptable medical
- Current HCP-BLS card
- Satisfactory scores on admission test
and successful completion of any required prep courses (students
will not be considered for admission before they have completed
all required reading and English prep courses; students
admitted before completing mathematics prep courses must
enroll in, and successfully complete, mathematics along
- Proof of PIP car insurance
- Copy of drivers license
- The College Placement Test (CPT) will be
required of all EMS program applicants for admission purposes.
Applicants will be ranked according to their CPT scores (CPT
scores used: reading, English, elementary algebra). These CPT
scores will not replace placement results that were determined
by other testing options. Students who are placed in prep classes
may retake the CPT one time, after the completion of all required
prep courses. Request for retest forms are available in the
- Applicants will be separated into day and
night classes by their designated choice. The top 24 ranked
students in each class will be notified by mail of their acceptance
into the program and will be notified of the special registration
requirements for the program. Those accepted who fail to register
and pay for their classes at the designated time will forfeit
acceptance into the class. In case of forfeiture, the next highest
ranked student will be notified of acceptance.
A physical examination will be required
upon acceptance to the program.
Total Credit Hours: 11
Please see the technical certificate Graduation
*Students who have successfully completed HCP 0001 (the health
care core) may substitute the core for EMS 1059.
Prior to contact with patients or patient specimens, students
must furnish proof of childhood immunizations. Hepatitis B vaccination
is strongly recommended. Health insurance must be maintained throughout
clinical training. Contact program chairperson for additional
Clinical agencies may require students to undergo
drug screening and criminal background checks prior to placement
in the agencies for clinical experiences. Students whose drug
screening and criminal background checks are unsatisfactory may
be denied access to clinical experiences by the clinical agencies.
Withdrawal from the program may be necessary if students cannot
be placed for clinical experiences.
Estimated tuition is $700 (for Florida residents as of 7/04).
Estimated cost of materials, fees and books is $300.