Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Technical Certificate

Do you thrive under pressure and want to help people? Most importantly, do you have the heart to be a public servant? Train as an EMT and get the skills you need to provide care to those in an emergency situation with classroom lectures, practical skills laboratories and patient clinical experiences designed to simulate care situations.

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Getting Started: Fall 2019

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  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than Florida's universities.
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Continuing education: Many credits earned in certificate programs can be applied toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) or bachelor's degree at Seminole State. 
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Technical Certificate
Type: Tech Cert
Major Code : EMT-CC
CIP: 0351090415
Educational Plan: EMT-CC

Program Description

This is a one-semester (12 credits) program of classroom lecture, practical skill laboratory and patient clinical experience designed to prepare students for employment as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). The practical skill laboratory (3 credits) includes application practice and performance evaluation in simulated patient care situations. The clinical application (2 credits) provides patient care opportunities with pre-hospital emergency care providers and in-hospital settings.

The curriculum encompasses the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Standard Curriculum for the EMT and meets the requirements of the Florida Department of Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. All EMT students must submit a national criminal background check and complete the PERT examination prior to acceptance into the program. Students must not have been convicted of a crime as listed in the EMS student handbook, which is available in the EMS Department. EMS 1119, EMS 1119L and EMS 1431 must all be completed during the same term. Successful completion of EMS 1119, EMS 1119L and EMS 1431, with an overall grade of "C" (80 percent) in each course, qualifies students to complete the National Registry Certification Examination and the Florida EMT Certification.

This is a limited-access program. Candidates must:

  • Apply and be accepted to Seminole State College;
  • Submit a completed EMS/EMT Program Application Form;
  • Submit proof of age (minimum 18 years of age );
  • Provide official transcripts indicating successful completion of a standard high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Attend a mandatory information session and orientation; and
  • Complete or be exempt from the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT).

This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Available Courses
Required Courses
12
This lecture course is designed to prepare the student for a career in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) field as an Emergency Medical Technician in accordance with the Department of Transportation National EMT curriculum. The student will understand the role of an EMT within the EMS system. The course includes information on the EMS system, legal aspects of EMS, applied anatomy and physiology, communicable diseases, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, communications, blood-borne pathogens and employability skills. Lab fee required.
This laboratory course is designed to prepare the student for a career in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) field as an Emergency Medical Technician in accordance with the Department of Transportation National EMT curriculum. The student will be able to perform various EMT skills such as patient assessment, airway management, cardiac-arrest management, cervical immobilization, bandaging, extremity immobilization, stretcher handling, IV set-up and ECG monitor set-ups. Lab fee required.
This clinical practice course is designed to prepare the student for a career in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) field as an Emergency Medical Technician in accordance with the Department of Transportation's National EMT curriculum and the State of Florida's Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. The student will perform various EMT skills in hospital and field settings. The student will attend 48 hours in an emergency department and 48 hours with a local fire department. All EMS students must submit to a National Criminal Background check. Students must not have been convicted of a crime as listed in the EMS student handbook available in the EMS department. Successful completion of EMS 1431, EMS 1119 and EMS 1119L with an overall grade of 80 percent (C) in each course will allow the student eligibility to complete the National Registry certification examination and the Florida EMT certification. EMS 1431 must be completed during the same term as EMS 1119 and EMS 1119L. Lab fee required.
Total Credits:
12

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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Tuition and Fees

 Technical Certificate12 Credits18 Credits24 Credits28 Credits
Tuition and Fees$1,253$1,879$2,505$2,923
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,ooo$1,000$1,000
Total$2,253$2,879$3,505$3,923

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2019-20 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 terms, with an equal number of credit hours per term for in-state students. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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