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Emergency Medical Technician―Applied Technology Diploma

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) provide basic life support measures as a member of an ambulance crew at the scene of an accident, during transport to the hospital or medical facility, and in the medical facility.

EMTs must work well under pressure and enjoy helping others.

Accreditation

The Emergency Medical Technician program is fully accredited by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and offers the most current and up-to-date curriculum. In addition, the Paramedic program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professionals (CoAEMSP) in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP).

Purpose

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as emergency medical technicians to function at the basic pre-hospital level and treat various medical/trauma conditions using appropriate equipment and materials. The program prepares students for certification as EMTs in accordance with Chapter 64E-2 of the Florida Administrative Code. This is the initial level for a career in emergency medical services and the prerequisite for paramedic training and certification.

Length

This program, not including prerequisites, can be completed in one semester.

Location

This program is offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters on the East Campus in Dade City and the fall and spring semesters on the West Campus in New Port Richey.

Format

The program contains both academic and clinical components as part of the curriculum.