Admissions Process for EMT-Basic Program

South Florida State College’s Emergency Medical Technician-Basic program is a limited access program that accepts a maximum of 18 students each fall term. Applicants must submit separate applications to SFSC and to the EMT-Basic program. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their records are complete in the Admissions Office and are not considered until all records are provided. SFSC’s EMS Department reserves the right to deny admission to any student who lacks necessary qualifications for the EMT-Basic program.

South Florida State College Admission Requirements

If you are not currently enrolled in SFSC, complete these requirements through the SFSC Admissions Office. If you are a current student, proceed to the EMT-Basic Program Application Process below.

Complete the Application for Admission to South Florida State College and pay the non-refundable application fee. 
Submit your official high school transcript, GED, or equivalent, verifying that you have graduated from high school. Each transcript must come directly from your school to the SFSC Admissions Office via the mail or by electronic transfer.
Submit the official transcript from each college in which you attended credit courses.
Complete any developmental courses you are required to take. This is determined by your results on your college placement test.
If you have been convicted of certain crimes, you may be disqualified from admission to the EMT-Basic program. Before you proceed with completing prerequisite courses and other pre-admission requirements, read material on Program Disqualification Due to Past Convictions so that you may determine whether state laws allow you to work as a health care provider.

EMT-Basic Program Application Process

Provide proof of completion of prerequisite: Emergency Responder Course 1 – EMS  1051C.
Create PDFs of these documents to upload during online application process:
  • Your Florida Driver’s License showing that you are age 18 or older.
  • Your current CPR card showing that have completed CPR training at the “Professional Rescuer” level from the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Red Cross (ARC), or the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI).
Meet with your academic advisor in the Advising and Counseling Center to request a signed PDF of the Health Sciences Advising Referral Form: EMT2810. Your advisor will send this to you by email.

Requirements After Acceptance to the EMT-Basic Program

If you are among the successful candidates, you will be notified via the email address you provided on your application. Once you are accepted, you must fulfill the following requirements:
checkboxComplete these physical examination/health forms, and submit them to the Health Sciences specialist, located in the Health and Science Education Center, Room 133:
checkboxOnce you have submitted all paperwork, the Health Sciences specialist will provide you with a registration referral form to take to the Advising and Counseling Center and register for classes.
checkboxPass a 10-panel drug screen. Drug screen will be scheduled by the program director.
checkboxComplete a Level 2 Fingerprinting Background Check. Fingerprinting appointments are scheduled by the program director.

General Information

SFSC is a drug-free campus.


11 credit hours / 1 term