(12 credit hours)
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic is a one semester program, offered each term, that prepares the student for employment as an emergency medical technician functioning at the basic emergency care level. This program is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. The curriculum adheres to the latest U.S. DOT EMT-B National Standard Curriculum. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the state of Florida EMTs certification exam. Florida Certification as an EMT-B is a prerequisite for paramedic training.
The EMT-Basic course is offered at the Olustee site each semester.
To be officially considered for this program a student must:
- have a high school diploma or GED certificate,
- be 18 years of age or older by the beginning of the clinical rotation,
- complete a physical examination, immunization requirements and laboratory studies before entering any clinical area,
- schedule an appointment to meet with EMS Program Coordinator by calling (386) 754-4292, and
- pass the NFSI Entrance Exam with a minimum score of 70.
Meeting with the Program Coordinator provides an opportunity to answer questions and provide the student with a Program Application package. Please bring the following information to your appointment:
- proof of Florida residency
- copies of college placement test scores or college transcript showing completion of required courses
- copies of current EMS related certifications
- proof of health insurance
Students will comply with background screening standards within clinical agencies for student training. In addition, students will be certified drug free by urinalysis.
This is a limited access program. A student should not assume admission until officially notified, in writing, by the EMS Program Coordinator.