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Admission Process (EMT-Basic)


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 Admissions Requirements

Complete these requirements through the SFSC Admissions Office.

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.
Take the TABE college placement test and score at the 10th grade level or higher. Schedule TABE through the Testing Center. This requirement may be waived if you hold an associate degree or higher.
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

The following entrance criteria must be fulfilled and submitted to the EMS Training Center a minimum of one month prior to the scheduled class starting date:
Provide a copy of your Florida Driver’s License showing that you are age 18 or older.
Provide a copy of your current CPR card showing that you 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).
 checkbox Provide proof of completion of prerequisite: Emergency Responder Course 1 – EMS  1051C

Requirements After Acceptance to the EMT-Basic Program

Completed packets are date stamped upon receipt and a priority number is issued to your application based on the date the packet is received. If you are among the successful candidates, you will be notified, based on your priority number, of registration dates and procedures one month prior to the beginning of the class.  (If you do not register by the specified date, you forfeit your priority number.) You must also fulfill the following requirements:
checkboxComplete a Level 2 Fingerprinting Background Check. Fingerprinting appointments are scheduled by the program director.
checkboxComplete these physical examination/health forms:
checkboxComplete 10 Panel Drug Screen

General Information

SFSC is a drug-free campus.


11 credit hours / 1 term

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