Fire Academy/EMT Combined Program Career Certificate

For Spring Term 2022, we are offering in-person, hybrid, remote and online courses.  
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Traditional face-to-face classes held on campus on set days and times. Currently, masks/cloth face coverings and other precautions are strongly recommended.

Getting Started: Spring Term 2022

Sept. 30:  Financial Aid


Jan. 3:  Application


Jan. 10:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than trade schools.
  • High-tech facilities: Labs are equipped with the latest technologies that simulate real-world job conditions.  
  • 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.
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Fire Academy/EMT Combined
Type: Career Certificate
Major Code: FIREMT-VC
CIP: 0743020313
Educational Pathway: FIREMT-VC

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2022
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

EMS courses are college credit courses embedded in a career certificate.

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.
Fire Academy
This program prepares the student for a career as a state certified professional firefighter. This program consists of three parts (Fire Standards Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) and includes both Firefighter I and Firefighter II (Professional Firefighter) curriculum. The entire sequence of three courses must be completed successfully in order to be eligible to take the state exam for certification as a career firefighter.
This program prepares the student for a career as a state certified professional firefighter. This program consists of three parts (Fire Standards Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) and includes both Firefighter I and Firefighter II (Professional Firefighter) curriculum. The entire sequence of three courses must be completed successfully in order to be eligible to take the state exam for certification as a career firefighter.
This program prepares the student for a career as a state certified professional firefighter. This program consists of three parts (Fire Standards Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) and includes both Firefighter I and Firefighter II (Professional Firefighter) curriculum. The entire sequence of three courses must be completed successfully in order to be eligible to take the state exam for certification as a career firefighter.
Total Hours: 792

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Tuition and Fees*

 Seminole State
Tuition$70
Fees$14
Total per Credit Hour$84
Total per Contact Hour Rate$3

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* Tuition costs are based on program costs for in-state students according to the 2019-20 fee schedule. The cost for books, supplies and any other program-related expenses will vary by program. Financial aid may be available for qualified students. 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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