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 higher 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.
- Complete the online EMT application by the published deadline.
- Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from both high school/GED® and any postsecondary education. Transcripts must be officially sealed and sent directly from the awarding institution via electronic delivery to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to FSCJ Admissions Office, PO Box 40515, Jacksonville, FL 32203.
- After acceptance into the EMT program:
- Submit to a criminal background check (national);
- Submit to a drug screening;
- Submit to a physical examination;
- Provide proof of immunizations (rubella, German measles, mumps, varicella, H1N1 virus, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, and flu shot).
- Provide proof of current driver’s license;
- Provide proof of current personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage; and
- Provide proof of current health insurance coverage;
- Provide proof of current Basic Life Support provider (BLS) card (front and back). The approved providers are as follows:
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
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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.
- Fall Term deadline: May 15
- Spring Term deadline: September 15
- Summer Term deadline: February 15
The program follows a cohort-based model and students who are enrolled full-time may complete coursework within 15-weeks.
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