The Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) program trains students to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and awards an Advanced Technical Diploma. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to apply to take the Florida EMT State Board Exam. Some weekend hours are required for clinical practice. Program content includes, but is not limited to, anatomy, cardiac care, medical emergencies, emergency childbirth, poisoning, shock, respiratory emergencies, and psychological emergencies.
EMTs function as part of an emergency rescue and transportation team by responding to emergency calls through a dispatch system, operating emergency vehicles safely, assessing scenes of accidents or illnesses, setting priorities for treating patients based on their degrees of illness or injury, providing prehospital emergency care to treat trauma, shock, wounds, and other medical issues. They are responsible for keeping emergency vehicles in orderly condition and decontaminating vehicles in accordance with local, state, or federal regulations.
By completing the program, students will be able to:
Recognize the nature and seriousness of a patient’s illness or injury in order to accurately assess emergency care.
Administer appropriate emergency care based on their training to stabilize the patient’s condition.
Lift, move, position, and otherwise handle the movement of the patient in such a way as to minimize discomfort and further injury.
Fulfill all written and practical objectives required by the Florida Department of Transportation curriculum.
Take the Florida EMT State Board Exam.
This program is approved by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Department of Health.
The following entrance criteria must be fulfilled and submitted to the EMT Training Center a minimum of one month prior to the scheduled class start date:
|1.||Eighteen years of age or older. You must provide copy of current driver’s license|
|2.||A high school/GED graduate (provide high school transcript, showing graduation with a high school school/ GED scores).|
|3.||Physical examination. Have the college approved physical exam form completed and returned.|
|4.||EMS Programs immunization and health history forms completed and negative finding on a tuberculosis skin test (or negative finding on chest X-Ray) returned to the EMS Programs Office.|
|5.||Provide proof of current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training. Training must be completed at the “Professional Rescuer” level from one of the following agencies: American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), or American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI).|
|6.||In addition, if you are admitted to the program, you are required to sign the following documents:|
|7.||Complete the Emergency Medical Responder course (1 credit).|
NOTE: The EMS Department reserves the right to deny admission to you if you lack the necessary qualifications to the EMT-Basic program.
Length: One term; 11 credit hours
|PREFIX NUMBER||COURSE NAME||CREDIT HOURS|
|EMS 1119||Emergency Medical Technician I||7|
|EMS 1119L||Emergency Medical Technician I Lab||3|
|EMS 2421||Emergency Medical Technician Practicum||1|