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College of Health Sciences

Applied Technology Diploma without Financial Aid Eligibility

Emergency Medical Technician


Program Leadership Information

Dr. Nerina Stepanovsky, Program Director, (727) 341-3656 or 3680

Program Summary

This program is designed to produce Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), whose job it is to deliver the pre-hospital, life support care and transportation necessary for victims of accidents and emergency illness. The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance.

The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Successful completion of the prescribed courses and the awarding of a diploma of completion means eligibility to take either the State of Florida examination for certification or National Registry exam for certification as an EMT-Basic. See admission requirements in BOT Rule 6Hx23-4.55.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2012 (460), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.


Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care
Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care Lab
Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care Clinical Experience
EMT Field Internship
Total Credits