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Emergency Medical Technician - Basic, A.T.D.

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Public Service Training Center - Olustee

*In order to meet clinical agency requirements where student training will take place, all students in the Public Service Training Center must now meet state and federal regulations as described by Florida Statutes S.400.211 and 401. An in-depth background screen is required. In addition, EMT students must establish that they are drug free by voluntarily submitting to drug screening analysis; and show proof of immunity of communicable diseases of childhood.

(11 credit hours)

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic is a one semester (16 week) program, that is offered in spring and fall, and 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,
  • take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and score a 10 in Reading, Math and Language by the end of the program, and
  • schedule an appointment to meet with EMS Program Coordinator by calling (386) 754-4292.

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 TABE 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.

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 11 Credit Hours


*Upon successful completion of EMS 1119  and EMS 1119L , the student will have satisfied all of the competencies required in the Health Career Core (HCP 0001C ).

Program Notes:

A student must:

  • be responsible for providing his or her own transportation between the campus and the health agencies selected for the clinical experience,
  • obtain liability insurance, which is available at registration through the College, at the student’s expense, and
  • be 18 years or older in order to drive an ambulance in the state of Florida (F.S. 401.281).

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