Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
The Emergency Medical Technician Certificate program prepares students for the State of Florida’s Examination for Emergency Medical Technician and/or the National Registry EMT (NREMT) and for employment as certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who are equipped to work as part of an emergency medical team. This program also provides the first level of educational preparation for students seeking to become registered paramedics.
Overview / Requirements
To prepare students for the State of Florida’s Examination for Emergency Medical Technician and/or the National Registry EMT (NREMT) and for employment as certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who are equipped to work as part of an emergency medical team. This program also provides the first level of educational preparation for students seeking to become registered paramedics.
This program is approved by the State of Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
12 credit hours
Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and meet all admission requirements of the College.
Applicant must be college-ready in English and Reading, which means the applicant does not need developmental education courses in English and reading. The applicant must be eligible for at least Level 2 developmental math. This requirement may be satisfied by one or more of the following options:
- The Florida Statute on Developmental Education exemption
- Adequate placement scores from the Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) or other college placement scores accepted by TCC
- Completion of developmental education courses
- Completion of at least ENC1101 College Composition and MAT0018 Foundations of College Mathematics I or higher developmental mathematics course or one general education Mathematics State Core course
Applicant must have also completed one of the following:
- Approved college-level first aid course (HSC2400 )
- Approved first responder course (EMS1059C )
- American Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder Certificate
Applicant must hold current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross CPR for the Healthcare Provider and Professional Rescuer certification. (One of these two hands-on courses is required; online courses are not acceptable.)
At a scheduled time, applicant will have to demonstrate an ability to lift 125 pounds, successfully complete a course readiness test and complete an interview. All students participating in this program must pass all clinical affiliates’ requirements for criminal background checks, drug screenings and health/immunizations before starting classes.
This is a limited-access program with a limited number of seats per class.
Applicants must submit a TCC admission application (www.tcc.fl.edu/apply ) and a separate healthcare program application by the published deadline. Applicants may access the healthcare application through their TCC Passport account.
See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements for more important information.
Healthcare Professions, Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education
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