2810 | Emergency Medical Technician (Basic)

Advanced Technical Diploma

Description of Program:

The Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) Advanced Technical Diploma is designed to train you to become an Emergency Medical Technician. This program is approved by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Department of Health. Upon completion, you will be eligible to apply to take the state certification examination. 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.

Admission Requirement:

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. Tenth grade level in reading, mathematics, and language as certified by the TABE. This requirement may be waived if applicant has received an associate degree or higher.
  2. Eighteen years of age or older. You must provide copy of current driver’s license.
  3. A high school/GED graduate (provide high school transcript, showing graduation with a high school school/ GED scores).
  4. Physical examination. Have the college approved physical exam form completed and returned.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. In addition, if you are admitted to the program, you are required to sign the following documents:
    1. Statement to the effect that, to the best of your knowledge, you do not have any physical and/or mental condition that would interfere with your ability to perform the required EMT responsibility.
    2. Compliance Agreements. This is required to ensure that you are informed of the rights to which you are entitled according to standard college policy as well as program policies.
    3. Rescue/Injury Release form. This form is required to ensure that you are aware and have been informed that the clinical portion may result in your injury, death, or illness.
    4. Immunization declination form(s), if required immunizations have not been completed.
  8. Complete the Emergency Medical Responder course (1 credit).

Registration Process:

  1. Completed packets are date stamped upon receipt and a priority number is issued to your application based on the date the packet is received.
  2. One month prior to the beginning of the class, you will be notified, based on your priority number, of registration dates and procedures. (If you do not register by the specified date, you forfeit your priority number.)
  3. Complete a background check according to the SFSC Allied Health Background Check Policy.

The EMS department reserves the right to deny admission to you if you lack the necessary qualifications to the EMT Program.

Length: One (1) term (11 credit hours)


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