Frequently Asked Questions



250 contact hours (16 weeks)



Most classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays, 6-10 p.m.



The class times include laboratory exercises, but hospital clinicals and field internships are scheduled outside of normal class hours.

Contact the Financial Aid Office at 784-7254.



Hospital clinical experience consists of 10-hour shifts in which the student performs assessments and the skills learned in class to patients. This portion of the training is under the direct supervision of a program preceptor (10 hours minimum).



Field internship consists of 8-12 hour shifts in which the student rides in an ambulance and functions in the capacity of an EMT-Basic under the direct supervision of a program preceptor (50 hours minimum).



It is possible to have a criminal history and be certified as an EMT-Basic in Florida. All EMT-Basic students who complete the program must apply with two separate agencies to take the Florida Certification Examination for EMTs. They are the State of Florida, Bureau of EMS, 850-245-4440; and the National Registry of EMTs.



Driving is a very important aspect of the EMT-Basic job. Prospective employers tend to view a poor driving record unfavorably.



Students should have manual dexterity to be able to perform minute tasks with both hands and be able to lift and carry 100 pounds. You are required to complete a physical examination with a physician’s signature stating that you are physically capable of performing the tasks of an EMT-Basic.



Approximately $1,200, including books and uniforms.



Contact the Financial Aid Office at 784-7254.