This is a Limited Access program.
To graduate competent, caring providers who possess the knowledge (cognitive), skills (psychomotor), and professional (affective) attributes necessary to function as entry-level emergency medical technicians (EMT).
This program 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 respond to a variety of medical and trauma situations. Graduates of the technical certificate program may elect to continue for the Emergency Medical Services (E.M.S.) (2251) (A.S.) degree.
A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all professional coursework.
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 numbers of jobs added to the field will be much faster than average, according to the Department of Labor.
Upon completion of the program graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMT certification exam to qualify for certification as a Florida EMT and a National Registered EMT.
Visit nremt.org for information about the NREMT and remt.org/rwd/public/document/emt for information about the NREMT EMT certification exam.
For information about Florida EMT licensing and regulation, visit floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/emt-paramedics/.
The Florida State College at Jacksonville'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, floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/licensing-ems-education/.
Acceptance into the Emergency Medical Technician program is based upon academic performance and other criteria. To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the program students must complete the following by the appropriate application deadline:
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Meet the FSCJ requirements as a degree-seeking student. Have a credit program application on file with academic plan 2251 or 2911 or 6394 selected.
- Submit an EMT application to Health Career Advising by the published deadline and include the following:
- Copy of current Basic Life Support provider (BLS) card (front and back);
- Copy of current driver's license;
- Copy of current personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage; and
- Copy of current health insurance coverage.
- After acceptance into the EMT program:
- Submit to a criminal background check (national);
- Submit to a drug screening;
- Submit to a physical examination; and
- Provide proof of immunizations (rubella, German measles, mumps, varicella, H1N1 virus, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, and flu shot).
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Note: Admissions preference is given to fully qualified candidates who have met all entrance criteria, including the satisfaction of prerequisite courses. Should seats remain available in the program cohort, applicants who fulfill admissions criteria prior to the start of the program will be considered next, followed by those with the highest number of completed prerequisite courses. Qualified applicants with pending prerequisite course requirements will receive a conditional acceptance letter outlining the remaining criteria for full program admission.
- Fall Term deadline: May 15
- Spring Term deadline: September 15
- Summer Term deadline: February 15
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