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Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) Certificate

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The Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMTB) Program is designed to prepare the student to become a competent entry-level EMT-B. This program is one (1) full semester in length. 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).

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 EMS department and the necessary instruction required to submit to the Florida State EMS Office for the National Registry Examination (NREMT).

Contact Information: Emergency Medical Services Program Office: (239)-489-9392.


EMT-Basic and Paramedic 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 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics.

EMT Career Opportunities

  • Certified EMT
  • Firefighter
  • Educator
  • Medical Equipment Sales
  • Parks and Recreation

Program Prerequisites:

The EMT-Basic program has 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 the web site http://www.Edison.edu/academics/emsprogram.php

Admission requirements for the EMT-Basic Program encompass successful completion of a program application documenting the following criteria: a current CPR certification (either American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health care Providers or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer) The admissions process requires 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.

Course Prerequisites:

NONE The courses listed below must be taken in the same semester and on the same campus.

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