Admissions Process for EMT Program

South Florida State College’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)  program is a limited access program that accepts a maximum of 18 students each fall term. Applicants must submit two applications: the general student application to South Florida State College, which all students must complete, and an application to the EMT program. Applicants are not considered for admission to the EMT program until all of their required records are filed with the Admissions Office, and it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide these records. The EMS Department reserves the right to deny admission to any student who lacks necessary qualifications for the EMT program.

Step 1: 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 Step 2: the EMT-Basic Program Application Process below.

If you are a new student or a returning student who has not completed an application to the college in the past year, complete the General Student Application with EMT included and pay the non-refundable application fee. If you complete this application, do not do Step 2.

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 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.

Step 2: EMT-Basic Program Application Process

Provide proof of completion of prerequisite: Emergency Responder Course 1 – EMS  1051C or equivalent as determine by the EMS Program Administration.
Create scanned PDF copies of these documents to upload during the online application process:
  • Your Florida Driver’s License showing that you are age 18 or older.
  • Proof of completing an Emergency Medical Responder or First Responder course.
  • 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).

If you completed the General Student Application in Step 1, do not complete this application. If you are a continuing student or a returning student and have completed an application within one year, complete this EMT Application.

Step 3: 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 submit the following documents to the EMT Program administration, located in the Public Safety Building, Room CC-102.
At the mandatory EMT Program orientation, applicants who submit all required documents will be given an authorization to register for EMT program courses.
All EMT students must submit to a 10-panel drug screen (at the student’s expense). This is scheduled by the program director. Students who fail the drug screen will be administratively removed from the program.
All EMT students must submit to a a Level 2 Fingerprinting Background Check. Fingerprinting appointments are scheduled by the program director.

General Information

SFSC is a drug-free campus.