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What to Expect:

  • Gain clinical experience on Pediatric or Human Patient Simulators, in local emergency rooms, and in fire department rescue units.
  • Learn to administer basic emergency care using appropriate equipment and material.
  • Receive training on maintaining an open airway, controlling bleeding, treating shock, splinting fractures, assisting with childbirth, trauma emergencies, and managing disasters and triage.
  • Graduates are prepared for certification as EMTs in accordance with Chapter 64J-2 of the Florida Administrative Code.
  • State certification is granted after successful completion of the National Registry Exam.
  • This is the initial level for a career in emergency medical systems and the primary prerequisite for paramedic training and certification.

This program has achieved national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and is now part of the Emergency Medical Services Associate of Science degree.