The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate Program is designed to prepare the student to become a competent, entry-level EMT. Studies include an introduction to the field of emergency medical services, including but not limited to the following: EMS operations, patient assessment, medical behavioral emergencies, obstetrics/gynecology, trauma, and emergency medical services for infants, children, and geriatrics.
This program is offered throughout the Edison State College district. It is one (1) full semester in length. Purchase of professional liability insurance is required and included in the program cost. Uniforms are required in all EMS classes and at the clinical sites. Students are responsible for transportation to and from the clinical sites.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Edison State College EMS department and the necessary instruction required to submit for the Florida State EMS Office for the National Registry Examination (NREMT), as well as for the Florida State EMT certification.
The EMS Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (Co-AEMSP).
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Career Opportunities:
- Certified EMT
- Medical Equipment Sales
- Parks and Recreation
- Hospital Staff
Emergency Medical Services Program Office: (239) 489-9392
The program is limited admissions, requiring completion of a separate "Application for EMS Programs," minimum college placement scores in English and reading (as described at www.edison.edu/assessment/placement.php), and acceptance into the program by the College EMS Department. Additional application requirements include: current CPR certification (either American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer), satisfactory completion of an immunization and health report, and satisfactory completion of a College-approved criminal advisory background check completed at the applicant’s expense.
Important program information, including the application schedule, can be downloaded at www.edison.edu/academics/certemt/emtbasic.php.
Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: All courses must be taken in the same semester and on the same campus.