The Emergency Medical Services Technology Programs are designed to prepare the student to become a competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and/or Paramedic.
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 (CoAEMSP).
To be eligible to sit for the Florida EMT exam, students must successfully complete the EMT Program. To be eligible to sit for the Florida Paramedic exam, the student must be currently certified as a Florida EMT and successfully complete the Paramedic Certificate Program.
Students may obtain an Associate in Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services Technology. General Education requirements may be completed concurrently with career core requirements, or following successful Florida Paramedic Certification. Admission requirements for the Paramedic Program encompass evidence of current Florida EMT certification (or eligible for certification-must be Florida certified within 90 days of beginning EMS 2671), current CPR certification, grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher, and completion of FCELPT testing with no DLA hold(s). Priority will be given to applicants that hold current Florida EMT certification.
This program articulates into the Edison State College Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Administration. Students intending to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program are strongly encouraged to consult with the transferring institution regarding the choice of elective credit. For additional information on bachelor degree partnerships with Edison State College, contact (239) 489-9132.
For course schedules, including special course offerings and additional program information, go to http://www.edison.edu/academics/emsprogram.php or contact the program office at 239-489-9392.
EMS Graduates Typically Earn:
An entry level worker can expect to earn $27,850 - $54,030 annual salary *
There are approximately 284 annual openings in Edison State’s service district**
*Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved February 2009. Range may vary significantly depending upon experience and rank.
** 2008-2009 targeted occupational list retrieved from Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board.
EMS Career Opportunities
- Certified Paramedic
- Medical Equipment sales
- Air Ambulance
- EMS Supervisor
Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this catalog.
The EMT and the Paramedic program have limited enrollment due to clinical facilities and accreditation standards. Each student must meet specific criteria which are listed in the admission requirements. The criteria for admission are available through the program office by calling (239) 489-9392. Or view the web site http://www.edison.edu/academics/emsprogram.php